Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) - Central Maryland Chapter is a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering continued professional growth and development in effective Contingency & Business Resumption Planning. ACP is the recognized premier international networking and information exchange organization in the business continuity industry.

ACP provides members an excellent information exchange experience and opportunities to set response and recovery trends while strengthening relationships through public and private partnerships.

Our Vision

To build the premier international organization for business continuity professionals.

Our Mission

Everything we do professionally and as an organization is dedicated to protecting lives, safeguarding businesses and fostering community resiliency.

Our Core Values

Knowledge – We are valued as experienced thought leaders

Integrity – We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity

Innovation - We are forward thinkers developing better ways to guide the profession

Supportive - We are committed to supporting our members and chapters

The Central Maryland Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals would like to invite you to our July 10 meeting in Baltimore.

We’re very excited about this month’s presentations!  Here’s a synopsis:

Business Continuity Management During Mergers/Acquisitions

Paul Striedl, Stifel

You have a great business continuity management program. Your internal customers are happy, Senior management supports the process and you survive audits with only minor findings. All of the sudden, a merger is announced and a major reorganization begins. What do you do now that many of your business continuity plans (not to mention your BCM policies and procedures) are no longer valid!

This presentation is a case study on how the Business Continuity team at a large retail company managed their way through a merger/reorganization of several supermarket brands with a shared support organization.

The topics addressed will include conducting a gap analysis, relaunching BCM policies, procedures and templates, managing recovery services contracts, utilizing org charts and announcements, and leveraging administrative, temporary and consulting support.

Maintaining Resilient Communications: Planning to Eliminate Common Failures

Roger Davis, Verizon Business Group

Communication systems have always been a primary need of any organization. We will discuss ways to identify and reduce a wide variety of risks that could impact any communication infrastructure. We will also discuss the importance of prioritizing business functions using communication capacity when 100% backup is not available.

The meeting will begin at 8:00 am with a complimentary breakfast and networking session and will conclude by 10:30 am.

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Whether you are a continuity planner, disaster recovery manager, resiliency planner or emergency manager, this event is designed for you. We hope you can join us for this unique learning and networking opportunity!

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In January of 2014, our ACP Central Maryland Chapter hosted the 2014 National Leadership Conference (NLC) at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. More than 50 ACP Chapter leaders from 25 Chapters across the country gathered at the NLC. Log in to the ACP International Members Only section to view the video and see what took place in Baltimore.