2021 Candidates for Records Management Section Steering Committee and Ballot Information

Ballot choices

Vice-chair/chair-elect (one vacancy):

Ryan Leimkuehler

University Records Manager and Assistant Professor at Kansas State University 


As the records manager for KSU for the past 4 years he has focused on training, outreach, and records retention guidance for the university community. Ryan is a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, Kansas City Area Archivist, and the Society of American Archivists and serves as a steering committee member for the Records Management Section. Ryan also holds both a Certified Archivist and Digital Archives Specialist credentials.

Candidate Statement: 
I am interested in the position of vice chair/chair elect for the upcoming election cycle. As a current member of the steering committee, I have seen the passion, work, and efforts first hand and I would like to continue to give support and guide the RMS into the future. I am interested in the multiple opportunities throughout the year to interact with RM colleagues and provide avenues for professional growth or ways to share the expertise in our community. If elected I look forward to continuing the activities and energy provided by the RMS into the future.

For steering committee (one vacancy): 

Jennifer Motszko  

Digital Scholarship & Preservation Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 


Jennifer Motszko holds a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has Master’s Degrees in History and Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  She has over fourteen years of experience working in both corporate and academic archives.  Jennifer began her archival career with the Harley Davidson Motor Company as a museum technician, but spent over ten years as manuscript archivist for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2018, she moved back to Wisconsin to head the Archives and Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she manages university records, genealogical resources, and manuscript collections that document the agricultural, business, and supernatural history of Southeastern Wisconsin.  In her role as the UW-Whitewater Records Officer, Jennifer manages University records for temporary and permanent retention.

Candidate Statement: 

In her role as the UW-Whitewater Records Officer, Jennifer manages University records for temporary and permanent retention.  While this is only one part of her job, Jennifer enjoys educating faculty and staff on public records and ensuring the proper retention and disposition of materials.  Records management in a University setting presents many challenges and the SAA Records Management Section has been a great resource to ask questions and see the issues that others face.  As part of the steering committee, she will share her insight as it pertains to the academic records management setting.


For steering committee, early career (one vacancy): 

Jennifer Dantchev

Graduate student at Long Island University - Post Campus


I will be starting the Master's program in Library and Information Science this upcoming Fall 2021 with an emphasis in Rare Books and Special Collections. I will also be concurrently completing a Certificate in Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management also offered through the program. My career goal is to become an Archivist and/or Records Manager. I had previously looked into graduate programs in Library and Information Science over 10 years ago but was unfortunately not in a position to take on such a program at that time. I am now on track to begin my studies and am excited to finally be able to work on a degree in something I've had an interest in for more than a decade.

Candidate Statement: 

When I discovered SAA, I immediately became a member. The organization is a wonderful opportunity to learn, explore, and network with people engaged and interested in the field. The opportunity to become an Early Career Member of the Records Management Section would be an exciting way to participate, learn, and help the RMS Section and interested SAA members. I am always eager to listen and learn from those who have experience and wisdom to share!