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. There is no meeting in July and December is member appreciation.  We invite you to attend our next meeting and look forward to meeting you!

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Central Arizona ACP February 1, 2018 - 9:00am-11:00am

See Details of this meeting Under Events

Mark Your Calendars!

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

“Very good presentation and very relevant today.” – Ed Simko


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.

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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


        November 2nd - Presentation by Maricopa County Dept of Public Health

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 - August 2017 chapter meeting surveys Here.


Meeting Minutes

Download the minutes from the latest membership meeting



Happy New Year Arizona Chapter ACP members!

The 2018 Board of Directors will be meeting in January to set the budget, goals, and plans for the chapter for 2018.  We are always open to your feedback to help improve the chapter and the value proposition for membership.  The December event was focused on “Giving Back”, based on your feedback, and we built 6 bicycles to be awarded to under privileged kids striving to improve their lives. 

As we focus on 2018, Continuity Insights has provided  a new study on Business Continuity Trends and Challenges for 2018.  2018 trends predict revising BC strategies, an increased focus on cyber security and testing/exercising.  Budget and organizational changes are always significant challenges.  More info can be found at https://continuityinsights.com/new-study-detail-business-continuity-trends-and-challenges-for-2018

Maricopa County is in need of volunteers/drivers for the SNS Full Scale POD Exercise on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Chandler. 

Go to our Arizona ACP website, http://chapters.acp-international.com/centralarizona for more information on events and resources.

Looking forward to a great 2018!  I wish you all health and happiness!

Cheri Umlauf