IMM’s John Levy Named Chairman of Electronic Signature and Records Association

Linden-based IMM, a provider of eTransaction automation solutions for the modern business enterprise, announced today that its executive vice president, John Levy, has been named chairman of the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA).

ESRA unites companies across various industries in an effort to further the adoption of electronic signatures and records. IMM has been an active member of ESRA since 2007, and Levy has served on ESRA’s board continuously since 2009.

“IMM joined ESRA virtually at the association’s inception,” said Levy. “Since that time, it has been exciting to watch the association have a true impact across all industries. ESRA touches an expanding number of industries and businesses – all with common goals to streamline operations and better meet their customers’ needs through eSignature technologies. I am honored to serve as chairman and to work with the board to serve our ever-growing member base.”

Founded in 2006, ESRA’s primary mission is to educate its members and the public on legal, public policy, regulatory and operational issues in relation to the use of electronic signatures and records across various industries. Constantly monitoring and reporting on trends and regulatory changes, ESRA members receive exclusive, immediate access to news and legislative updates. Biannual, member-only meetings as well as ESRA’s annual conference, eSignRecords, serve as forums for collaborative discussions around the latest technologies, trends and best practices.

Levy added, “ESRA has had a significant impact on helping industries better understand the legality and value of electronic signatures for all types of business processes – from real estate agreements, to mortgage and consumer lending, to tax forms. I look forward to helping maintain ESRA’s contribution and programs that allow companies to effectively apply eSignatures to their business operations.”

The initial idea for ESRA was established by five industry professionals who saw the need for public policy and the promotion of electronic signature and record technology. With no eSignature law in place at the time, the founding group collaborated and worked tirelessly together on a draft of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act — today known as the ESIGN Act — which became law on June 30, 2000.

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