Welcome to the Central Arizona Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a professional organization that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for business continuity leaders throughout a network of local Chapters.

The Central Arizona Chapter serves the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond. Our chapter meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at pre-announced locations, unless otherwise notified. Meetings are typically 8:30am for networking and 9:00am - 11:00am for business and presentations. We invite you to attend our next meeting and look forward to meeting you!

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Central Arizona ACP June 1, 2017 Meeting

Speaker: Joe Gaylord, Protective Services Manager for Central Arizona Project (CAP) 


Topic: A Discussion with a Cop

Joe Gaylord, having spent 38 years in law enforcement, is responsible for all aspects of security and protection along Central AZ Project's 336 mile canal, at all pumping plants and offices. Joe will have a "one-on-one" type interview where he will discuss topics that range from "How did I get Here and Why Did I Stay", to Threat and Risk Assessment at CAP.  With a interactive approach, come with questions you've always wanted to ask a cop but were afraid to ask.  Please join us.


Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM Breakfast & Networking

Program: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Program

Location: Central AZ Project Headquarters

23636 N 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85024

Tell the Guard at the Gate you are here for the ACP meeting.  They will direct you to the free parking on the Visitor lot.  Follow the signs to building and meeting room.

Click Here for Directions

*TOUR*  A short tour of the Control Center, the hub of all the action for water deliveries, will be conducted immediately following the meeting.  When you RSVP, please note if you plan to attend so we can get an approximate count.

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Site Contact: Monique Hafler, 623-869-2147 or Main Desk, 623-869-2333

See you there! http://chapters.acp-international.com/centralarizona


Did you Miss the May chapter meeting?  Here's a sound bite from an attendee:  

"Extremely knowledgeable, nice presentation style, good use of humor and story telling to keep the audience engaged".

For the presentation from the May meeting, Click HERE


Logicalis, the April 2017 meeting sponsor and host, will provide the presentation by contacting:

Mark Crauwels

Senior Account Executive - Enterprise

West Region (US)

Logicalis, Inc.

M: 480-510-4691 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcrauwels



Unless noted, meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month. There is no meeting in July. Specific meeting details will be sent with the invitation for each meeting and will be posted on our Events page.

Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming event, please contact the Program Director.


Have a Question?


Check out the two resources from Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) and Business Continuity Institute (BCI) on our website resources section!

Frequently Asked BC/DR Questions and the Entire BC Glossary



Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

Chapter informaton, meeting presentations, reports, articles, and other pieces of information.

Meeting Presentations


May 4th - Download the presentation by Deputy Chief of Police for Maricopa County Community Colleges


October 6th -Download the presentation by Michael Anzis on ISA 22301

September 1st- Download the presentation by Craig Levy, Epizoologist with Maricopa County Public Health Department


Chapter Meeting Surveys

Read reviews from the January - April 2017 chapter meeting surveys Here.


Meeting Minutes

Download the minutes from the latest membership meeting


The summer is upon us here in the Valley.  Be sure to have plenty of water at all times and remind new employees / friends that have moved to the Valley.  We are continuity planners.  It is in our blood / personality.  We take care of others and plan for the 'what if'.  It might create some confused looks from our friends, but it is our passion.  This mindset can be frustrating for us, as it is hard to live in the moment.  Please, take time this summer to enjoy friends and family.  You deserve it!  

Carol Novak, PMP, CBCP, AFBCI