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 

May 2017 Meeting

Vendor Management and Site Assessment

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

Donegal Insurance

Education & Union Community Bank Building, 1205 River Road, Marietta, PA

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


                                          11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Lunch

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

                                          12:40 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Sponsor Session Terrence Lee, Strategic BCP

                                          1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Session 1 – Site Assessment – David Miller, Guardian Life

                                          2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Session 2 – Vendor Management – Terrence Lee, StrategicBCP

                                          3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. MidPenn Chapter Meeting, Aaron Miller, Fulton


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

                                               DRII Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP) – 3.0


Session details follow:


Sponsor Session

Terrence Lee

Strategic BCP

Strategic BCP® is an awardwinning Business Continuity Risk Management company named

“leaders” by Gartner two consecutive years. Our cloudbased software, ResilienceONE®, helps

you make riskbased decisions for managing BC, IT and Operations, and 3rd Party Vendors from

a single interface. Our consulting arm helps convert typical BC functions into a “value stream”

approach that ensures success and accountability at every stage – allowing you to become your

Clevel’s most trusted advisor. www.strategicbcp.com


Session 1 – David Miller, CBCP AMBCI

Senior Emergency Preparedness Manager

Operational Risk Office, Guardian Life Insurance


This presentation will discuss the elements of the report tool Guardian Life Insurance Company

uses to document the strategy and format used when performing site risk assessments.

Business Continuity professionals with responsibility for assessing existing properties or sites, as

well as prospective locations connected to mergers and acquisitions, will receive helpful

suggestions to ramp up an initial assessment program or supplement existing tools. Attendees

will learn about the methodology behind the report components, as well as sources of data and

information covering fields of potential risks.


Session 2 – Terrence Lee

leads Strategic BCP’s Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategy


Organizations increasingly rely on critical, “Tier 1” vendors for essential products and services.

This reliance increases their exposure to various types of risk, including regulatory risk,

reputational risk, information security risk, and financial risk. Vendor Risk Management

intersects with Business Continuity Management and Operational Risk Management where

thirdparty vendors provide critical products, services, or have access to critical company

information. This session explores how to define a practice for managing vendor risk while

addressing contingency and recovery capabilities.