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

Core Values


  • We are experienced thought leaders


  • We are reliable professionals


  • We are forward thinkers developing better ways to guide the industry
  • We are the vanguard for professionals and the industry


  • We are committed to supporting our members


The Washington DC chapter of the International Association of Contingency Planners was co-founded in 1994 by Michael Braham and Ken Barksdale.
Michael and Ken both served terms as President of the chapter, and within a few years had formed strong relationships with the American Red Cross, Georgetown University’s Crisis Management Center, and the District of Columbia’s Local Emergency Planning Council.

Association of Continuity Professionals 2017 Chapter Board


Bowman Olds


Brenda E. Brown-Paul, MBA, CBCP, MBCI


Stephanie M. Brennan, ABCP, PCP, CERT

Vice President of Programs

J. Carver Struve

Vice President of Membership

Christina Doerter, CEM

Director of Publications

George B. Huff, Jr., Esquire, CBCP, MBCI, ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

Director of Community Outreach

Douglas S. Kinney

Director of Compliance

Kara Crawley, CBCP, CEM, PCP, MEP

Director of Public Relations

Emanuel Payton, CBCP

Director of Education & Seminars

Christopher Stanton, CBCP, CEM, MEP

Director of Marketing & Special Events 

Jennifer Paris, CEM, ABCP 

Director of Information/Technology

Vacant (e-mail to Chapter President if interested)