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 July 12th meeting. Please RSVP by COB Friday, July 7th.

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.

RSVP:     Please RSVP by clicking and completing your information on the following link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acp-of-central-md-july-2017-meeting-tickets-35573942620

When:                   Wednesday July 12th, 2017                              

Where:                  Engineering Solutions, Inc, 7030 Dorsey Road, Suite #201, Hanover, MD 21076

                             (410) 694-0700

                             https://www.enginsol.com/

Agenda:

8:00 – 8:30           Arrive and socialize.

8:30 – 8:35           President’s Welcome and Announcements

8:35 – 9:45           Pam Hobbs from ESI will present “How to make yourself more competitive in the continuity of operations, business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management job markets”

9:45 – 10:00         Break

10:00 – 10:30       Open Discussion:  We invite everyone to discuss their BC, COOP, DR current programs, processes and challenges.  Some questions for discussion (feel free to provide more)

What new challenges are you experiencing this business cycle?

What are you doing differently now?  What new technologies or processes are helping/hindering your planning?

Are you running Active Shooter scenarios?  How and is it working?

What keeps you up at night?  And why?

10:30                  Meeting adjourns

Presenter Biography

Pam Hobbs, MEP, CEM, CBCP has extensive professional experience in both emergency management and continuity of operations programs with local, state, and Federal government organizations including NASA and the DoD. She led the Training and Exercise Program at NASA HQ before transitioning to her role within DoD, and also has experience organizing and leading participation in many FEMA National Level Exercises at the Federal, state and local levels. Pam's technical expertise includes: Program Management, Emergency Management, Continuity of Operations Planning, and long term strategic planning. Throughout her career, Pam has always had a passion for supporting others while they continually grow, develop, and explore their own areas of passion and interest. She continues to identify ways of helping others map out their individual plans for professional development. Pam supports the presentation of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Career Workshop each year and holds a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Commissioner position.


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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.