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 

August 2017 Meeting

Three Mile Island – A Case Study 


Cyber Risks

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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

Rite Aid Corporation

Headquarter Building, 30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011 (off Erford Road)

Parking is available in the Lot or Garage; 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 Session – Ted Brown, KetchConsulting

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Session 1 – Three Mile Island Accident – A Case Study – George Giangi – PA South Central PA Task Force

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Session 2 – Cyber Risks and Emerging Technology / Threats – Frank Leonetti, Northstar Advisory SVCS

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

To register, email Ken Skill 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 – www.midpenn.acp-international.com


Sponsor Session –

Ted Brown


KETCHConsulting gives your company peace of mind to ensure that no matter what happens, your company will continue to survive and thrive.


Session 1 – George Giangi,

South Central PA Task Force

  • This presentation will discuss the following in relation to the worst US nuclear power plant accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility:

  • 1979 nuclear accident recap…what really happened
  • Lessons Learned that apply to all businesses
  • Emergency planning initiated as a result of the accident
  • Rebuilding the confidence & trust 

  • George Giangi is Chairman of the Business Industry and Infrastructure sub-committee of the South Central PA Task Force. George began work at Three Mile Island in 1980, right after the accident. He was tasked with developing emergency plans, training operators, conducting exercises and coordinating response plans with offsite communities.


  • Session 2 – Frank Leonetti
  •  NorthStar Advisory Services, LLC 

This presentation will discuss the following: Some of the highly publicized cyber-attacks have illustrated that adversaries are interested in more than just access to valuable information assets. This session will discuss real-world insights from recent cyber incidents. How does preparedness planning for cyber incidents differ from traditional business continuity planning? What other precautions should be taken to prepare for cyber-attacks?

Frank Leonetti, FBCI/CBCP, is the CEO and Managing Partner for NorthStar Advisory Services, LLC since 2012. He was formerly the N.A.Manager for Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery of Oracle’s Professional Services and had been with Oracle/Sun/StorageTek for 10years. Frank has been in the overall IT business for the past 26years and he is a “Certified Fellow” through the Business Continuity Institute and “Certified Professional” through the Disaster Recovery Institute. He has worked on literally 100’s of engagements for both Public and Private Sector companies in the areas of BC and DR planning, testing, Merger and Acquisition Planning, Data Center Strategies, Continuity of Operations and Compliance Validation.

Frank has been a featured and keynote speaker at several national conferences including: DRJ, DRIE, CPM, CIO Forum, InfoWorld, BC/Security Conference, Continuity Insights, BrightTalk Webinars, an MIT Professional Education Instructor and several ACP and BCI events. Mr. Leonetti is a past Corporate Board Member and CFO of the Association of Contingency Planners, past Board member of BCI US Chapter, Instructor for the Business Continuity Institute, Advisory Board Member of the Disaster Resource Guide, Advisory Board Member of Contingency Planning Management, Board member of the Safe America Foundation and Board Member of the NJ Risk Management Association. Frank has published several articles for CIO Magazine, Continuity Insights, BC Management and written and published several industry white papers.