Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a non-profit professional organization, which provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information, for business continuity professionals, throughout a network of local chapters.
Founded in March of 1986, the North Texas Chapter is one of the oldest continuously meeting chapters, and among the largest by membership, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at predetermined locations, unless the first Tuesday coincides with a holiday. We invite you to attend our next meeting.
*** Please make a donation to the Red Cross for Huricane Harvey Disaster Relief
Additional October Event: North Texas ACP Networking Event for Legacy business corridor (all continuity disciplines invited)
Date/Time: October 19, 2017 2:30 - 7:00 PM - North Texas ACP sponsored event - snacks and beverages provided.
Where: nThrive Regional Office - 5543 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acp-nt-legacy-corridor-networking-event-tickets-37951075689?aff=es2 Seating is limited
Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:30 - 2:00 (CST) (Note: New Day and Date)
Where: BNSF - 2650 Lou Menk Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76131 (Lunch provided)
Featured Speaker: TBD
Attendees should anticipate a minimum of 1.5 hour meetings, with the expectation that meetings may last for 2 hours. Please join us for our next meeting!
Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming meeting, please contact our Programs Director.
We would like to thank Zerto for sponsoring the North Texas Chapter of ACP!
Hello to all my fellow ACP colleagues.
It has certainly been an eventful period in our profession. First we had Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in south Texas followed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria that have brought widespread devastation to Puerto Rico. During all of this, central Mexico experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone still dealing with the aftermath of these disasters. Hopefully, any of you involved in the response to these incidents has managed to recover effectively and any adverse impacts have been minimal to your employees and organizations.
Naturally, events like these shine a spotlight on our profession and the importance of preparedness in general. The coming months will see a period of both reflection and scrutiny as we strive to learn important lessons and implement greater controls and strategies to better deal with such situations. I believe ACP is a great forum for sharing such thoughts and insights and I hope to be able to facilitate discussions on these matters in future meetings and even online if possible. Please do reach out if you have any input or would like to share details of your experiences following these events.
Speaking of meetings, a reminder that we’ll be at Mary Kay in October and BNSF in November. Both promise to be great learning opportunities and I look forward to seeing many of you there. I hope many of you were able to attend our virtual meeting in September. I’d love to hear any thoughts you have on this meeting. As North Texas covers a very large geographic region, we try to move locales enough to accommodate all of you. Virtual meetings may provide the best opportunity however for most of our members to attend and so I welcome your input and continue to encourage you to contact me directly with any and all feedback.
Elections will be coming up soon. Let us know if you are interested in serving your fellow members by running for a board position or wish to nominate someone to do so. Look for details shortly and be certain to cast your vote for our 2018 board members. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. This chapter is for you but we can only meet your needs if you are participating. Please contribute to making the North Texas ACP Chapter a great resource for everyone in the profession!
Mark Armour, CBCP
North Texas Chapter President