About ACP

The Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) is a non-profit 501C(6), mutual benefit association of professionals with responsibility or interest in the areas of Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management and Information Security. ACP provides an effective forum for exchanging information and sharing experiences.  

Vision: The world's premier association of resiliency professionals

In support of ACPs vision, the Capital of Texas Chapter of ACP is dedicated to prepare Central Texas to become a more resilient community by integrating professionals in all risk disciplines such as Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, and Information Security. We strive to be a leading resource for increased knowledge, education, collaboration, and professional networking. Capital of Texas Chapter is a place where risk professionals can come together and identify common goals, share ideas and new opportunities.

Mission: Shaping and supporting the global community of resilience practitioners

To foster professional development for our ACP members by:

  • Providing Continuing Education credits to professionals in areas including (not limited to): Risk Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, Information Security, Information Resource Management and many others;
  • Encouraging the exchange of knowledge & experience;
  • Providing an opportunity for professional networking through events for members;
  • Leading efforts to increase communication and collaboration between varying roles and professions within risk and continuity disciplines; and
  • Enhancing the security and resiliency of Central Texas by sharing resources and knowledge throughout our whole community.


Shaping Careers, Advancing Reslience



This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Lauren Kuker, CBCP, CRM

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I currently serve as the Director of Administrative Services at Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) where I administer the enterprise business continuity and risk management programs as well as the procurement and contract management functions.

As the sole Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), I have dramatically improved operational resiliency when responding to a business interruption event. By increasing our ability to react quickly and prioritize critical processes, TCDRS now has a high likelihood of withstanding a crisis. This required a detailed understanding of the most critical business functions. Utilizing industry leading software, we captured process dependencies, critical vendors, and resources requirements taking our manual and infrequently updated document to an automated, living plan.

I constantly seek out ways to grow my skills and abilities. In addition to risk management, my current responsibilities include successfully facilitating procurement projects, administering contracts, and developing departmental budgets within the bounds of organizational policies. My past includes a broad background in account management, sales, and facilities management.

Life has a funny way of leading you to your purpose if you are willing to take chances and seize opportunities. I love what I do. Being part of a company serving a greater good has always been a priority for me, so working for a public employee retirement system helping Texan’s plan for their future is an amazing experience. It’s truly rewarding to work for an organization that shares my values of integrity, service, and compassion.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me boating on Lake Travis, spending quality time with family and friends, and hiking the trails around Austin with our dogs.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Patti Farr

Patti has been the Director of Office Management and Business Continuity for over 12 years.  She currently works for Health and Human Services to serve and protect the great citizens of Texas. Patti has been a member of ACP and has served on the Board of Directors since 2009.

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