welcomeimageWelcome to the Central Arizona Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a professional organization that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for business continuity leaders throughout a network of local Chapters.

The Central Arizona Chapter serves the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond. Our chapter meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at pre-announced locations, unless otherwise notified. Meetings are 8:30am for networking and 9:00am - 11:00am for business and presentations. There is no meeting in July and December is a lunch member appreciation event.  We invite you to attend our next meeting and look forward to meeting you!

Please contact the Web Resources Director if you require assistance with the website.

  Your 2021 Chapter Board of Directors

President - Steve Westwood

President Elect - Joanne Storbeck

Secretary - John Padilla

Membership Director - OPEN

Program Director - Liz Brainard

Treasurer - Susan Czarnowski 

Information Director - Grainne Mitchell

Public Relations - Maggie Mancillas

Web Director - Monique Hafler

Past President - Ed Simko 



2020 Central AZ ACP


See Details Under Events

Mark Your Calendars!

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To see a community crime map where you can see all of the reported crimes close to your home or business, go HERE.  Very informative and eye opening!


Unless noted, meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. There is no meeting in July and December is member appreciation. Specific meeting details are sent with the invitation for each meeting and are posted on our Events page.

Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming event, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Have a Question?


Check out the two resources from Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) and Business Continuity Institute (BCI) on our website resources section!

Frequently Asked BC/DR Questions and the Entire BC Glossary



Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

Chapter informaton, meeting presentations, reports, articles, and other pieces of information are located under RESOURCES.


Minutes from chapter meeting are also located under the RESOURCES.


Hello Central AZ Chapter Members.  

I hope all is well with both you, and your family. We are no doubt living

through one of the most difficult periods we as a generation have experienced and may ever experience.  We know you are all busy with COVID response both in your workplace, and especially at home with your loved ones.  The Central Arizona chapter board appreciates the work you are doing and wants you to know that we are thinking about this with regards to our chapter meeting plans.  

Starting August 6th, the board has decided to start up our monthly meeting schedule in a virtual environment for the foreseeable future as this health crisis moves along in a positive way. Once it is safe and all restrictions are lifted regarding social gatherings and meetings, we will revert to our usual in person gatherings. In the meantime, we will move forward with monthly virtual meetings and speaker presentations. 

Please keep up to date on Chapter happenings as well as National ACP Webinars, and other ACP Chapters Webinars and free virtual activities.   We do our best to update the local chapter website often.  If you would like to contribute to the updating of the website with useful information for our chapter members, please email Monique Hafler, our Web director, and let her know.  It is important that we continue providing value to our chapter members.

We will talk to you soon and stay safe and prepared. Check your email for the next meeting invite and remember to keep up to date on the Website.    

Ed Simko
2020 Central Arizona Chapter President





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