The newly re-branded Association of Continuity Professionals (no longer Contingency Planners) is the nation's leading non-profit association, comprised of professionals who are responsible for or have an interest in business continuity, preventing disasters, providing disaster recovery information and facilitating the resumption of normal business activities following a major disaster.

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BCP Metrics That Matter

Date: August 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: United Way


• How one might use business continuity metrics to improve program delivery
• How one can use business continuity metrics to garner greater executive support (including the use of a BCM Index)
• How to get started with business continuity metrics

Speaker: Chuck Russell, CBCP

Chuck Russell, a frequent guest and now a new member of our ACP Chapter, has worked in business continuity planning and risk management since 2004.
In response to the 2005 hurricane season which exposed gaps in BP’s business continuity preparedness, he led the development of an integrated business continuity and disaster recovery plan for the company’s Houston campus which was comprised of more than 25 business units and functions. It included contingencies for workspace, personnel, supplier and digital infrastructure loss scenarios. The workplace strategy included a 426 seat alternate work facility on the company’s Chicago area campus ultimately protecting oilfield development and production value for the company. He published and presented a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) paper with other oil and gas continuity professionals on that experience. He is presently consulting for Texas Children’s Hospital in support of developing a business continuity program and departmental business continuity plans.
Chuck is a CBCP certified professional. He’s also been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and his MBA from University of Texas at Austin.




  • ACP South Texas members in good standing and first-time guests: Free 

  • Repeating guests and non-members: $20

Chuck Russell

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