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Meet the AIIP Board of Directors

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Kelly Berry has been working with start-ups and small business owners since 2005, as a market researcher, trainer, speaker, consultant, and facilitator.  She is a certified Market Research Specialist and a Strategic Research Team Leader for the National Center for Economic Gardening and the Wisconsin Center for Business Intelligence. Kelly is also a trained and licensed CEO Peer Group facilitator, running both in-person and virtual peer groups of small business owners.

Kelly holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and a BA from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.  Kelly was the Western Wisconsin Businesswoman of the Year in 2018 and the UW-EC Outstanding MBA Faculty Member in 2014.  She is working to grow her online business Learn Start Grow, with the mission of helping small businesses grow through courses, consulting, and community.

Kelly could never work for a big company again and is passionate about helping small businesses grow through research, futures thinking, workshops, and peer groups. When she’s not working, she is walking her dogs, playing tennis, or curling.

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Janel Kinlaw

Refining Workflow

Janel Kinlaw launched Refining Workflow in March 2019, where she provides project management and business analysis to her clients. She has a BS in Information Systems from Susquehanna University and an MLS from Drexel University. In addition to her leadership role in AIIP, she volunteers on multiple boards for local non-profit organizations.

As a member of AIIP, Janel has served as the Director-at-Large for Outreach and chaired the Email Marketing and Referral committee. She is also a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), recently serving on the Annual Conference Advisory Council.

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Jim Miller

Connect Public Affairs

Jim Miller is the Principal of Connect Public Affairs. The company provides strategic competitive intelligence and strategic foresight to business, industry associations, and not-for-profit organizations to help them with their public affairs challenges.

For more than 20 years, Jim served as a strategic advisor to numerous cabinet ministers at the federal and provincial levels of government in Canada. At the provincial government, Jim served as Communications Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Community, Family and Children's Services and as Media and Stakeholder Relations Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. At the federal level, Jim has served as Director of Policy to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Jim has a BA in Political Science, an MA in Public Policy from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He has recently completed coursework towards a PhD in Information Studies at McGill University. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and in October 2023 was inducted as a fellow of the Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows.

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Aaron Harvey

King's rook LLC

As the founder of a consultancy that champions sustainable growth and operational efficiency, Aaron Harvey crafts innovative, personalized solutions for entrepreneurs and small business leaders. Aaron's role as a trusted advisor is defined by providing strategic support and insights to help leaders navigate complex decisions with clarity and confidence. He specializes in integrating information management by acting as a fractional CIO to execute IT strategies and good data management.

As a management consultant, Aaron undertakes projects that address the dynamics of growth, technology, and business processes. Aaron creates customized approaches that blend innovation with information management, data management, and analytics to create high-value outcomes that align with the client's vision. His technology coaching empowers clients to maximize productivity through smart technology use, without heavy IT involvement, emphasizing effective information management practices. Overall, he brings a unique blend of strategic insight, innovative thinking, and information management expertise to identify the areas of greatest need and deliver impactful solutions that simultaneously create stability and opportunity.

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Roger magnus research

Roger Magnus provided news, business, and demographics research for several libraries and information centers for nearly 20 years before opening Roger Magnus Research in 2017. 

Roger Magnus Research provides research and analysis for nonprofits to locate donor and foundation funding. In addition, they help businesses and other types of organizations to find information on news, trends, companies, industries and demographics (U.S. Census Bureau). Roger Magnus Research also provides Zoom support for meetings, workshops and events.

Roger has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of several local and regional nonprofit-related professional groups.
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Director, Membership

Eric Magill


Before launching officially as an independent information professional, Eric researched, reported, wrote, edited, published, created, analyzed, managed, handled, stored, and secured information in a 40-year career in the private and public sectors. From being a sports writer covering the Philadelphia 76ers, to owning a weekly newspaper, print shop, and his managed IT services business, FlexITechs, to starting a tourism website, to serving on the town council and planning and zoning commission in his hometown, Eric has handled information for his clients or constituents from collection to creation to organization and protection.

Eric offers research and information services for small to medium-sized businesses that need assistance finding information tailored to the specific questions and problems they need answered and solved. Eric specializes in Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor risk assessments for clients seeking new line of business software. In the process, he conducts due diligence checks for software compatibility, security risks, and financial stability with potential critical business partners.

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Director, Outreach

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Harrison Data and Information Services

Margaret Harrison launched Harrison Data and Information Services in 2021, where she uses the whole data process—collection, management, analysis, and reporting—to drive operations and strategy, enabling clients to move their businesses into their next phase of growth.

Margaret began her information career at the Columbia (Missouri) Public Library while earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri. She then joined the risk management department of a national law firm, providing research and analysis for client acquisition. As the firm grew to become international in scope, Margaret grew with the organization,  pursuing an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and affiliating with the Special Libraries Association (SLA). She later moved into work with professional associations in the health care field and a focus on the managing and licensing of healthcare data.

Margaret has served on the Board of Directors for the Park Ridge Public Library in Park Ridge, Illinois, where she assisted the library in many areas, including marketing, communications, community relations, and celebrating the library's 100th anniversary. She looks forward to assisting AIIP members in building their businesses.

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Director, Professional Development

Chris Cochran

Cochran Information Services

At Cochran Information Services, Chris focuses on delivering clients timely, strategic, and actionable information to help them solve their business and information puzzles. He started his info business after almost 30 years as a research librarian and manager in U.S. government libraries, where his work centered around international business and infrastructure, reputational due diligence, international development, U.S. legal and legislative processes, and general reference.  

Chris has a Master’s in library science from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master's in international relations from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. Chris was an Associate member of AIIP before starting his business. He has recently served as the editor of the AIIP Connections Blog, where, he says, "I've been able to interact and network with a great group of AIIP colleagues."

Page updated April 29, 2024

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