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 falls on a holiday. We invite you to attend our next meeting.

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - Noon

Where: Quest Diagnostics 2655 Villa Creek Drive, Farmers Branch (Dallas), TX 75234

Topics: 4-Stage Risk Assessment

Featured Speakers: Shane Mathew / DaVita RX

Update: Carol DeLatte - Key trending topics / conference update.

Attendees should anticipate a minimum of 1.5 hours, with the expectation that meetings will run 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.

 

President's Comments

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the winter so far. If not, spring is right around the corner. And with the new season we’ll have new content and perhaps some new venues!

Please join us on March 7th. One of our prior board members – Mr. Greg Holdberg – will be presenting on The Final Metamorphosis of the Business Continuity Professional. It definitely sounds intriguing and I’m eager to hear about Greg’s own experience with our discipline’s evolution.

Our February presentations were excellent. Our own Director of Information, Allan Schmidt, shared some insight into his role at HP Enterprises. Chapter Secretary Wendy Nelson did a great job in illustrating the metrics she tracks at Raytheon while showing how all of us can better measure program performance. It was an eye opener and I received lots of great feedback.

We have a lot of great content in the works and will look to change up some of our meeting locations in the coming months. This doesn’t mean we have our calendar completely full. Please let us know if you have a presentation you would like to deliver or know of someone with something of value for our members. You can always reach out to our Director of Programs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). I’d also like repeat my request for spotlight speakers. We want to know who our fellow members are and what they do. Remember, we do not need anything polished, detailed or lengthy. Five minutes is all we ask to get to know you and so we can encourage greater networking and a stronger community.

Thank you and I hope to see you in March!

 

Mark Armour, CBCP

North Texas Chapter President