The ACP Garden State Chapter, charted in February 2005, is comprised of a cadre of multi-talented, diverse professionals geographically located across the tri-state area: New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Our membership's expertise spans the fields of continuity, emergency, crisis management, and preparedness encompassing the public, private, local & state government sectors from the proprietorship to the corporation.

Event Update:

September 14th Liberty Valley ACP Meeting (SEPA Summit)

Garden State ACP Chapter members are invited! 

The September LV ACP meeting, the Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Regional Task Force Business Continuity Summit, will be hosted Thursday, September 14 from 9:00am - 3:30pm. The day, including the venue, breakfast, and lunch will be sponsored by the Task Force.

Please find the meeting agenda attached to this email. You can also find the address, directions, and a registration link below.

Please register by Thursday, September 7th.

Registration Link:


Penn State Great Valley, Room:

Warren V. Musser Auditorium

30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355


**Please note that your ID will be required**



Free parking will be available on site.


We hope to see you there!

Liberty Valley ACP Co-Directors of Programs, 

Jeremy Gudgeon and Trish Knowles




Succesful February Webinar:

Hello ACP Members,

I am excited to bring you another very interesting and informative webinar later this month on Feb 28th.

The Metropolitan Resilience Network (MRN) is an information sharing and communications program championed by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management. The Network integrates elements of the business community, government, critical infrastructure, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on both developing incidents and evolving threats. The program is hosted by the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University.

A key project of the MRN is the development of Metro-OPS, a Regional Situational Awareness Platform. The Platform is comprised of dashboards designed to monitor both day-to-day environments as well as disruptions in real time. The dashboards present diverse information (public safety, critical infrastructure, traffic, weather, etc.) from pre-researched, trusted intelligence channels as well as live social media feeds. ACP Garden State members will have the opportunity to join over 600 other area stakeholders on the platform with free credentials.

I would like to introduce our speaker for the webinar, Bill Raisch. The excerpts below is just a brief biography of our speacker, but please read the attached full biography to gain a better understanding of the tremendous work Bill has done with the Metropolitan Resilience Network.

Bill Raisch is the founding Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University which was established in 2004 as the world’s first research and development center dedicated to private sector resilience. The Center actively engages with the private sector and other key stakeholders to constructively address shared risks.

The Center and Bill’s work focuses on addressing both existing and emerging forces and factors that may disrupt the operations of major organizations, governments and potentially wider society. These include natural and technological hazards as well as geopolitical, societal, economic, and environmental disruptors.

There are two tasks to perform to join this exciting webinar. First, ACCEPT this Eventbrite invitation so that I can track your registration. Secondly, click on this LINK to register for the Webinar. YOur registration will be sent directly to the MRN group, and you will receive further instructions prior to the webinar. I look forward to seeing all of you register for this event.

Thank you.

Richard Young

Please feel free to access the following important documents created from the webinar:  Global Awareness Cities , MRN Overview






Come join us as we discuss “The Convergence of Cyber Security and Business Continuity: Why the Must Work Together” by Philip Bigge, Vice President, RipCord Solutions on June 13, 2017! You work in your unique roles in EM, BC, CM or DR in the Bay Area. In consideration of the very real - and highly feasible - threat of Cyber Security breaches, how do you approach the topic? Are you proactive or reactive? Are you "waiting for something to happen" or watching competitors as they deal with issues? Come join Philip Bigge as he discusses the convergence of cyber security and business continuity and why we cannot consider one without incorporating the other in our continuity programs.

Register for the event at