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 October 5, 2017 Meeting - Mark Your Calendars!

Speaker:  Justin Knowles, CISSP, CISA, PMP, ITILv3 Expert

With over 20 years in technology sales & services delivery, Justin has been involved in hundreds of global IT-related projects, engaged at all phases from assessing client needs to design and solution delivery through ongoing operations. His positions have included managing and operating a Network Operations & Security Center (NOSC) for the Department of Defense for close to a decade.  Additionally, as a security architect, Justin has facilitated project, technical, and people leadership roles at large software as a service (SaaS) providers where he supported companies in best practice design, implementation and delivery of reliable, sustainable and secure communication solutions.  At Sungard AS, Justin is responsible for solutions development and delivery oversight of strategic projects throughout the Western United States.


Time:  8:30am - 9:00am - Networking

           9:00am - 11:00am - Presentation


Location:  SunGard AS


7499 E. Paradise Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Click on the address for a map.

No parking issues.  Everyone will need to bring a Gov't issued ID.


Site Contact: Patrick Winsryg - 480.367.4169 (O) or 602.684.5565 (C)


Topic: Cybersecurity 2017 Trends: Growing Impact on Business Continuity


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

“Very interesting. Dynamic speaker. Enjoyed his information and presentation style.” – Monique Hafler

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 - August 2017 chapter meeting surveys Here.


Meeting Minutes

Download the minutes from the latest membership meeting



What else can I say?  Hurricanes.  My company has a presence on the Virgin Islands.  Infrastructure is wiped out.  They may not get the island back with infrastructure for 6 months....from what I am hearing today.  Most residents are temporarily leaving the islands until the Infrastructure is in place.  We also have a presence in Boca Raton, FL.  We brought the building down (power, network, servers, etc) for Irma.  Now with Maria on the way...well, we'll see when she gets closer.  We might have to do it again.  We have some displaced stakeholders / employees.  We provided shelter at our office for at least one family displaced in FL. 

Keep planning and keep your staff, fellow employees, and families of all of the above safe!  You are making a difference.

Carol Novak, PMP, CBCP, AFBCI