Central Arizona Chapter

Meetings 2023

These programs are for YOU!!!


All meetings, unless noted, are on the first Thursday of the months as scheduled from 9:00am-11:00am, except July and December.

Meeting schedule for 2023 is February, April, June, August, October and December, unless notified otherwise.


Thursday, June 1, 2023


Networking / Webinar Setup: 8:30 am

Virtual Meeting:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

9:00 – 9:30 am President’s Update and Chapter Activities 

9:30 – 10:30 am  Speaker Presentation

10:30 - 11:00 am Q & A and Wrap up

MEETING INFO*:  Register in advance for this meeting at the link below 



TOPIC: Prevailing Threats and Best Practices to Manage Them


SPEAKER: Zach Smith, AlertMedia

Zach has over 10 years of experience in the software as a service (SaaS) industry, working with organizations of all shapes and sizes to assess and implement technology solutions aligned to business goals. Zach currently serves as Enterprise Account Director for AlertMedia where he advises leading organizations on the global threat intelligence, travel risk management, and emergency mass communications space, helping each of them to build out unique solutions that better protect their people and business assets.

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 Business Continuity Awareness Week 

Presentations courtesy of InfiniteBlue


May 16: Supply Chain Resilience

DYK helium is a critical ingredient in countless products and processes? So when a fire damaged a large helium production facility, it put industries across the globe at risk – and spelled disaster for a beloved US company. 

May 17: Operational Resilience

As the US navigates economic uncertainty, many businesses have begun downsizing. However, when it comes to business continuity staff, Frank Shultz advises that organizations should proceed with caution.  

May 18: Personal Resilience

Do something for yourself today by practicing self-care. Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health through activities such as exercise, meditation, and getting enough sleep.

May 19: Organizational Resilience

Andy Witts, Senior Director of Alliances, shares more on recent regulations introduced in the UK requiring financial and investment firms to achieve operational resilience. Will other countries and industries soon follow?



For over 20 years BC Management (powered by Witt O’Brien’s) has been collecting compensation data for the Business Continuity profession and Cheyene is excited to share the newest data findings with the Association of Continuity Professionals, even before the report is officially distributed! 

Organizations worldwide depend on our annual report to pay fair and marketable compensations when looking to hire new professionals as well as retain top talent; however, our annual report extends beyond the traditional compensation assessment.  With decades of data, several trends are highlighted throughout the report.  Additionally, our report should serve as a road map to evaluate your marketability (skills/competencies) in comparison to your peers.  Be sure to listen in to better understand your earning potential and marketability within your peer group.

Presenter, Cheyene Marling is a global leader with more than 20 years of dedicated expertise specializing in the business continuity profession. She founded   BC Management, Inc. in 2000 and joined Witt O'Brien's in 2022 as a Managing Director, Talent Management and Research Analytics.

May 25, 2023 1pm-2pm

Register Here 


Here is a registration link you can share with ACP members to register at no cost: https://f2fevents.com/register/?att=PHX&ref=Association&par=ACP [f2fevents.com] 

These are key talking points you can use when mentioning INTERFACE:

  • No cost for members to attend (no students, interns, or sales professionals)

  • We will serve morning coffee and lunch at Noon

  • Access to over 30 exhibitor booths

  • Earn up to 6 CPE credits during the day

  • One lucky attendee will win $1000 in our passport drawing

What Was New in ’22: The BCM Year in Review

What Was New in ’22: The BCM Year in Review

The year 2022 saw the tapering off of the pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, an ongoing wave of cyberattacks, continuing supply chain woes, and a renewed focus by organizations on identifying and protecting their most essential business processes. Read on to learn about the BCM year in review. Getting Back in […].






Registration Now Open for DRJ Fall 2023!


Now is the time to secure your place at DRJ Fall 2023 running September 10-13 in Phoenix, AZ!


There are so many reasons to register:

  • Practical knowledge and training with 50+ sessions and 60+ speakers!
  • Unbeatable peer networking - boost your network! 
  • Stay current with the latest innovations and best practices.
  • Evaluate the latest products and solutions over four days.
  • Exchange views and shared challenges - and discover the solution to your own particular challenge!

We’re fostering an environment where you can learn and grow.


Join us this September.