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 March 14th 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. Please use this link to register.


8:00-8:30 am: Breakfast, arrive and socialize

8:30-8:35 am: President's welcome and announcements

8:35-9:40 am: Presentation: The National Counterterrorism Center's Role and the Rise of ISIL and a New Terrorist Landscape

Jill Simodejka, National Counterterrorism Center

(U//FOUO) This briefing focuses on the founding and the role of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) following the events of September 11th. We will look at the current global threat picture, to include ISIS, Al-Qa‘ida, and will focus of Homegrown Violent Extremists.

Jill Simodejka has worked North African counterterrorism issues since joining the NCTC in August 2010 and has over 14 years’ experience in the Federal Government. As a senior analyst in NCTC, Jill has tracked threats to US interests overseas and in the Homeland, and led NCTC’s efforts during the Benghazi crisis and the bombing of Kogalymavia Flight 9268 in Egypt. Before joining NCTC, Jill was an all-source analyst focusing on Africa for the Office of Naval Intelligence and worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Armed Services Committee and a Senator from her home state of Pennsylvania. Jill earned her BA in International Relations with a double minor in Latin America Studies and Russian and Eastern and Central European Studies from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and received a MA in National Security Studies and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. Jill is currently enrolled as a MIT Seminar XXI Fellow, focused on educating future leaders of the national security community.

9:40-9:50 am: Break

9:50-10:30: Tour of the Penguin Random House Distribution Center

Mark Schaefer, Assistant Director of Safety & Security

Take a closer look at one of the multinational publishing company's two distribution centers, a 1.3 million square foot facility that houses over 100,000,000 books.

10:30 am: Meeting adjourns

Logistics: Please park in the lot and come through the lobby doors.


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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.