This chapter’s membership includes representatives from a variety of businesses, large and small, in central and western NY as well as parts of Pennsylvania. It is open to any professional in upstate New York who is engaged in business continuity, disaster recovery, or emergency managment.
The 2018 Chapter Board
President – Jay Williams
Jay is a Vice President at M&T Bank
He is an Army veteran with a largely technical background. He earned his CBCP in 2011 and brings 11 years of business continuity management experience to the chapter. Jay has benefited greatly as an EGLACP member since 2007 and is grateful for the opportunity to give back and serve in this position. He is currently completing a business degree at SUNY ESC, while managing the planning team for M&T Bank and patiently enduring the teenage years of his three children. His focus while serving is to maximize the collaborative value provided to ACP members individually, the companies they represent and the communities in which they live.
Vice President - Ken Rowenkamp
Ken is a staff specialist with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity at M&T Bank
Ken is an Assistant Vice President with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity at M&T Bank in Buffalo, New York. Ken has been with M&T for over 20 years concentrating in business continuity over the past decade.
Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Ken has also served as an Association of Continuity Professionals Eastern Great Lakes chapter board member for the past several years as Vice President and Director of Education.
Secretary – Cory Tylenda
Cory is currently the Business Continuity Manager at ESL Federal Credit Union
Currently the Business Continuity Manager at ESL Federal Credit Union! Prior to joining ESL, he was employed at his alma mater, the University of Rochester, as a Senior Analyst on the Business Continuity, IT Risk Management and Compliance team.
In this role, Cory was responsible for the business continuity management system of the University of Rochester which includes academic, research and healthcare, and EPIC disaster recovery planning.
Prior to joining the University of Rochester, he was employed at Paychex, Inc. as a Business Continuity analyst. His responsibilities included availability management, disaster recovery planning, and serving as the engineer/administrator of Continuity Software’s AvailabilityGuard™
Treasurer – Sue Miller
Sue Miller is a Certified Business Continuity Professional
10+ years of experience in the field. Her focus is on all aspects of business continuity including line of business planning, emergency response planning, incident response and exercising. She has 25 years banking experience with M&T Bank, First Niagara and currently KeyBank. Sue is the past Public Relations Director of the Eastern Great Lakes ACP chapter.
Director of Programs – John Luce
John currently works at Paychex in the capacity of a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Specialist
John Luce is a Past President of the Eastern Great Lakes ACP Chapter. In past years, he also served as Vice President and Membership Director.
His experience in the field spans Utility, Healthcare, Human Resources, Payroll and Insurance. He is knowledgeable in both Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and has extensive experience in planning and recovery operations for traditional third-party Disaster Recovery, Sister site and Cloud recoveries.
John served 26 years on Active Duty and the Reserves (Navy and Air Force), retiring in 2005.
Public Relations – Carolyn Skaros
Carolyn V. Skaros, a Senior Contingency Analyst within the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Department at M&T Bank
Currently she coordinates and consults as a subject matter expert on business resiliency planning. Additionally, she supports the Corporate Emergency Response Process and assists with Corporate Operational Risk efforts. Carolyn has been a member of EGLACP since 2016 and has found it to be greatly beneficial in her new role in Business Continuity. Carolyn graduated from Niagara University with a dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 2008. She then pursued and achieved a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Niagara University in 2009.
Director of Information – Jay Reece
Jay currently works at Paychex as a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Specialist
Jay is a lifelong resident of Rochester, NY. He currently works for Paychex as a Business Continuity Analyst. He started with Paychex 6 years ago as a Systems Engineer on the Storage & Virtualization team. About 1 year ago he made the switch from IT Operations to Business Continuity & Disaster recovery. At Paychex his responsibilities focus primarily on Disaster Recovery and include the development, implementation, exercising and maintenance of the business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
Membership Director – Graham Manfreda
Graham is the Business Continuation Compliance Coordinator at Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Telephone: 585-429-3020 ext. 3411
Graham has been in this role for 3 year and has held various positions in Wegmans Asset Protection.
Education and Seminars Director - Mariola Niewiadomski
Mariola is a Contingency Planning Analyst with Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity department at M&T Bank
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