Welcome to the Mid Penn Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners

Serving the Central Pennsylvania Area

The Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) is a non-profit professional trade association that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for the professional development of contingency planning leaders through a network of local chapters.

The Mid Penn Chapter is comprised of business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management professionals representing a wide range of industries including financial, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing and disaster recovery services for both the private and public sectors.

Membership is open to professionals and individuals interested in the field of contingency planning, disaster recovery, crisis management, business recovery and related disciplines. If you would like to join the Mid Penn ACP Chapter please visit the ACP International website to complete the process online. Be sure to choose "PA: Mid Penn (Harrisburg)" when the form asks for a Chapter affiliation.


 Meeting Notice

Mid-Penn ACP 

October 2017 Meeting

Project Management for Business Continuity


The Human Side of BCP


Thursday, October 19, 2017

11:45 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  (registration at 11:45 a.m.)

Fulton Financial (Fulton Bank)

Headquarters Building, 1695 State St, East Petersburg, PA 17520

Parking is available in the Lot; then proceed to the main entrance.


                                           11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided by Chapter and Sponsor)

                                           12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - ACP Welcome/Announcements

                                           12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Sponsor SessionBob Duffy, Paradigm Solutions

                                             1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Session 1 – Human Side of BCP - Ed Krow - TurboExec

                                             2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Session 2 – Project Management for BC – Aaron Miller – Fulton

                                             3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Mid-Penn Chapter Meeting, Aaron Miller, Fulton

To register, email Connie Shuler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DRII Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP) 3.0

Mid-Penn Association of Continuity Professionals




Sponsor Session


Bob Duffy


Paradigm Solutions


Paradigm Solutions International has been providing business continuity consulting services since 1991, and developing and supporting the OpsPlanner™ software tool since 2003. Our firm has conducted engagements for organizations large and small across the United States and Internationally.  Our team has a great amount of real world experience and an intimate knowledge of the system requirements demanded by leading organizations.


PSI has over 43,000 users with access to our OpsPlanner software tool on a daily basis. We have built a solid base of commercial customers as such as Underwriter’s Laboratories and  numerous Banks/Credit Unions such as Westfield Bank, PSECU, Members 1st FCU and many other financial institutions. We provide mission critical services to sensitive government agency customers such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the National Archives and Records Administration, all of whom depend on our products and services daily. We also have multiple states and local municipalities utilizing our OpsPlanner Software to ensure their critical daily services remain available.





Session 1 – Ed Krow




This presentation will discuss the Human Side of Business Continuity Planning.

Disruptions resulting from disasters have rippled across supply chains, shaken entire industries and taken their toll on employee, customer and partner relations. Not surprisingly, organizations of all types and sizes are making crisis preparedness and response a key focus of their business continuity planning. Yet, even though your company’s business continuity plan most likely serves to protect your company’s physical assets, such as its data, network(s), core business applications and facilities, how well does it address the human side of disasters? 


It’s important to build resiliency into your business operations, but it’s just as important to build resiliency into your human capital. One way to achieve human capital resiliency is to ensure that your organization has addressed the peoplerelated components of business continuity planning. This presentation outlines risks related to human capital resiliency that could arise in any crisis and provides a framework for addressing them. This presentation is also designed to help you begin to assess how well your organization is currently prepared to handle the human dimensions of a disaster.  


The Human Side of Business Continuity Planning   


1. Human Capital Resilience


2. HR Functions Related to Disaster Planning


3. Human Capital Risks Associated with Crisis Situations


4. Critical Human Capital Dimensions of Business Continuity


Ed Krow, SPHR, CCP, SHRM-SCP, CHCM, of TurboExecs partners with results-oriented, small and medium businesses that are struggling with chaos, such as out-of-control growth, sudden terrifying decline in revenues or profits, or people problems that are having negative impact on the business. 

He helps them put in place training, compliance and compensation systems so they avoid legal issues while offering both development opportunities and competitive packages that incentivize performance in alignment with their business goals.  Ed's clients often refer to him as their "Safety Net", because he keeps them from falling into HR traps and eliminates HR headaches. 

When he's not working with clients, Ed can be found teaching at Millersville University or speaking at Human Resources conferences, seminars, and professional development sessions.  In his free time, Ed enjoys family time, travel, golf, the outdoors, and Notre Dame and Baltimore Ravens football.                                                           


Session 2 – Aaron Miller,


VP/Director of Business Continuity


Fulton Financial


This presentation will discuss the principles of project management and how they apply to Business Continuity.

Aaron is a Vice President and Director of Business Continuity at Fulton Financial Corporation, and serves as President of the Mid-Penn ACP chapter. He has worked in continuity for nearly 15 years, starting at SunGard and working at Protiviti and JPMorgan Chase before joining Fulton. He holds a BA in Economics from Grinnell College and a Masters in Economics and Math from the University of Memphis. He holds numerous certifications including CBCP, MBCI, PMP and CISA. He has presented at DRJ and Continuity Insights and is passionate about the role continuity serves in business.