Elizabeth Adkins is the Director of Global Information Management (GIM) at Ford Motor Company, with oversight of the company's archives and records management functions. She has worked as a corporate archivist since 1981, in positions with Laird Norton Company (a Seattle, Washington-based company with interests in real estate and the forest products industry), Kraft Foods and Ford Motor Company. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an M.A. in history from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has taken an active role in the leadership of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), North America's largest and oldest national archival professional association, and is currently president-elect of the organization. She is a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists, and serves on the Steering Committee of the Section on Business and Labour Archives of the International Council on Archives. In 2002, she was elected a fellow of the Society of American Archivists. This permanent distinction is the highest honor that SAA can bestow on its individual members and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archival profession.