Scott Attenborough

President

Scott Attenborough

Owner, Content Capital LLC

Content Capital evaluates, develops, and implements projects that leverage content and technology to support strategic business needs.  Scott worked for many years developing products and services for LexisNexis™, and at Content Capital he continues to make great content products and services for his customers. He is a former US Marine and is a strong supporter of veteran causes through Veterans 360.

Scott has previously contributed to AIIP as website manager, discussion list manager, and a member of the mentoring team.  

Past President

Jane Langeman

Project & Technology Management Professional, Langeman Consulting

Jane Langeman provides project management and technology consulting services to help organizations effectively leverage people, processes and technology. As an independent consultant since 2008, she works with non-profits, businesses and higher education on information-centric projects involving software selection and implementation, data analytics, citation analysis and information resource management. Prior to becoming a consultant, Ms. Langeman was a project and program manager in corporations implementing business and engineering-centric application solutions.

Jane has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver. In addition to her AIIP membership, Jane is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN). She also manages a 4,500+ LinkedIn group for STEM consultants.

President-Elect

Cindy Shamel

President, Shamel Information Services

Cindy is a consultant in strategic planning, change management, and knowledge services. Clients appreciate clear, actionable guidance that helps them overcome barriers and move their organizations forward. Shamel Information Services also delivers research services in support of government filings and biomedical product development. Cindy has co-authored three books and delivers professional development workshops for information professionals and other consultants.

Cindy has provided strategic guidance to a range of clients including professional associations and a performing arts non-profit. Within AIIP she has served in numerous positions, including President in 2003-2004, and most recently on the Conference Program Planning Committee.  In 2006 she was recognized with the Sue Rugge Memorial Award for mentoring.

Secretary

Shelly Azar

Insight Researchers LLC

Shelly is a market intelligence professional with 20 years of experience in competitive intelligence, business research, and market analysis. She helps clients (of all sizes) make informed strategic and tactical decisions by providing them with insight about customer needs, competitor landscapes, industry trends, market opportunities and other external factors that can impact their competitiveness.

Shelly has worked both as a consultant and as a practitioner in the corporate headquarters of global public and private companies in the US and abroad. She graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a major and double minor all in the humanities. In addition to AIIP, Shelly is a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Strategic & Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP). She also serves on the executive board for the St. Louis Product Management Group (STLPMG).

Treasurer

Marydee Ojala

President, Ojala Associates 

Marydee joined AIIP in 1987 after heading the global research and library functions at BankAmerica Corporation in San Francisco. She has taken her consultancy through moves to Kansas, Utah, Denmark, and Indiana while writing the Dollar Sign column on business research and serving as Editor-in-Chief of Online and Online Searcher magazines.

Marydee speaks on online searching and business research at professional conferences worldwide, organizes conferences for Information Today, Inc., and provides research, writing, and editing services for companies, organizations, and individuals. She also has adjunct faculty status at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Marydee has served AIIP in roles including conference and events planner, Secretary, author, and conference speaker. She received the Marilyn M. Levine AIIP President's Award in 2015.

Director, Member Services

Jan Knight

President, Bancroft Information Services, LLC

Through Bancroft Information Services, Jan provides insight to entrepreneurs—from consulting companies and start-ups to growth companies and established firms. Jan’s projects often have a technology, commercialization, and marketing focus. She also reviews global information products for a UK publisher and is involved in a number of Arizona-based business incubators as a mentor or speaker.

Jan volunteers as a consultant to a variety of local non-profit causes and has served on the board of the Tucson Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is active in trade groups including the Arizona Technology Council and the Bio Industry Association of Southern Arizona. Jan has been active in AIIP committees since joining in 2001, most recently chairing the Industry Relations Committee.

Director, Member Relations

Mary Ellen Bates

President, Bates Information Services

In addition to providing customized business analysis to support smart decisions, Mary Ellen shares her expertise as a speaker, consultant, and business coach for both new and long-time info-entrepreneurs. She is the author of two books on entrepreneurship as well as author or co-author of five other books and innumerable articles about the information industry. Before launching Bates Information Services in 1991, she managed specialized libraries for over a decade.

Mary Ellen has served AIIP as President (1996-97 and 2004-5) and has contributed to numerous committees and strategic teams. Most recently she has been active with AIIP’s Webinar Team. She was recognized with AIIP’s President’s Award in 2014 and the first Sue Rugge Award in 2000.

Director, Marketing & Communication

Anne Hengehold

Clarify Information Services

Anne loves to dig – not only in her veggie garden, but also for information in the dark corners of engineering libraries, in well-illuminated sci-tech databases, and by chatting up people (i.e. conducting primary research). Professional engineers and architects who focus on figuring out why something blew up, fell apart, or fizzled on the launch pad benefit from Anne’s 10+ years experience in turning up the ridiculously hard to find, and thinking strategically about information needed to get to the root of a problem.

Following a first career in radio and audio production, Anne discovered the joys of being an independent info pro, and has previously contributed to AIIP on conference planning and various member services committees.

Page updated June 30, 2017

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