Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) - Central Maryland Chapter is a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering continued professional growth and development in effective Contingency & Business Resumption Planning. ACP is the recognized premier international networking and information exchange organization in the business continuity industry.

ACP provides members an excellent information exchange experience and opportunities to set response and recovery trends while strengthening relationships through public and private partnerships.

Our Vision

To build the premier international organization for business continuity professionals.

Our Mission

Everything we do professionally and as an organization is dedicated to protecting lives, safeguarding businesses and fostering community resiliency.

Our Core Values

Knowledge – We are valued as experienced thought leaders

Integrity – We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity

Innovation - We are forward thinkers developing better ways to guide the profession

Supportive - We are committed to supporting our members and chapters

The Central Maryland Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals cordially invites you to attend our Tuesday, November 7th meeting.

Whether you are a COOP Planner, Emergency Manager, Business Continuity Planner, Resiliency Planner, Risk Manager, or Disaster Recovery Planner this meeting should interest you.  We hope you can join us.

When:   Tuesday, November 78:00-10:30 am

Where: Tower Federal Credit Union, Training Room A, 7901 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD 20701

To RSVP: Please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 3 and include your name, email address, and organization.

Agenda:

8:00-8:30: Arrive and socialize

8:30-8:35: President’s welcome and announcements

8:35-9:35:Presentation:

“Think!  Swim!  Survive!  What Recovery After a Disaster Really Looks Like”

Susan Moury, Tower FCU

The insurance company commercials make it seem like after even small personal disasters recovery is quick and easy.  This presentation goes over some lessons learned from Louisiana flooding of 2016, expands on lessons learned during this hurricane season, and discusses the long-term considerations that impact people and facilities.  The effects of short- and long-term stress; lack of recovery resources; adapting to changing economic conditions.

Susan Moury, CFM is the Business Continuity Coordinator for Tower Federal Credit Union.  She has worked in Business Continuity for 10 years and is a Certified Facility Manager.  Susan works on issues of corporate and personal preparedness for Tower.  She is the current President of the Banking Institution and Credit Union Council for the International Facility Management Association. She is active with DRI and is on the DRI Foundation’s Veteran’s Outreach Program.

9:30-9:40: Break

9:40-10:30: Panel Discussion:

               “How to Select and Implement Business Continuity Software: A Story of Three Organizations”

               Erin Valentine, BC/DR Coordinator, General Dynamics Information Technology

               Mike Gilberg, Lead Risk Analyst, Risk Management and Business Continuity, CareFirst, Inc.

               Paul Striedl, Business Continuity Manager, Retail Business Services (RBS), an Ahold Delhaize Company

10:30: Meeting adjourns


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In January of 2014, our ACP Central Maryland Chapter hosted the 2014 National Leadership Conference (NLC) at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. More than 50 ACP Chapter leaders from 25 Chapters across the country gathered at the NLC. Log in to the ACP International Members Only section to view the video and see what took place in Baltimore.