New Mexico Chapter of ARMA Board of Directors


Karen M Payne
IMERGE Consulting

Karen Payne, CRM, has been an ARMA member since 1990 and worked in information governance (IG) as a corporate Records Manager and as a self-employed consultant for over 25 years. Both prior to and since joining IMERGE, Karen has worked with clients in both the public and private sectors. Karen has a BA from East Carolina University and an MBA from Wake Forest University. She has served as VP-Membership, Milwaukee; VP-Membership, ARMA-Rio Grande; Membership Director, NNMARMA; and has been President since July 2015.  She is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and is active as a volunteer in local organizations.


Margo E. Young
New Mexico State University

Margo Young moved to New Mexico in 2017. She has been a member of ARMA for more than 15 years, serving as Education Director in the Greater Los Angeles Chapter and more recently as Treasurer and then President of the Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Chapter. Margo earned her CRM in 2007 and her IGP in 2015. She has worked in both government and energy and is a Senior Systems Analyst in the Records Management and Retention Office at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Membership Director

Blaire Frances Murray
Iron Mountain

Blaire Murray is an Operations Supervisor for Iron Mountain located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She began her RIM career in 2012 as a Records Clerk after receiving her BBA from the University of North Florida. She is currently pursuing her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She became a Certified Records Analyst this year and has been a member of ARMA since 2017.