The ACP Garden State Chapter, charted in February 2005, is comprised of a cadre of multi-talented, diverse professionals geographically located across the tri-state area: New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Our membership's expertise spans the fields of continuity, emergency, crisis management, and preparedness encompassing the public, private, local & state government sectors from the proprietorship to the corporation.

May ACP Garden State Chapter Speaker Series:

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Upcoming Chapter Programming:

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Past Chapter Programming:

March ACP Garden State Chapter Speaker Series:

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            Speaker: Mr. Salvatore J. Stile II, President Alba Wheels Up International Inc.

            Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 12:00 PM

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About this event

Join for an exciting topic this month as we explore the issues facing our supply chains that affects all of us today. The Garden State Chapter is proud to present Salvatore Stile and to share his experience and knowledge of the import business and supply chain issues.

Salvatore J. Stile II, is a resident of Brookville, licensed custom broker and the Founder, Chairman, and President of Alba Wheels Up International, a Nassau County-based shipping and logistics company which handles importing and domestic shipping for a variety of clients, from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere throughout the world. Beneath Stile’s leadership, Alba Wheels Up has emerged as the preeminent shipping and customs clearance company in the United States, and remains committed to ensuring that their clients’ shipments arrive efficiently and reliably. Alba Wheels Up works out of many of the nation’s largest ports and terminals, including the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach, New York, Savannah, and several others.

Stile’s vast knowledge of national and international shipping, and the economy, has made him a resource for many of the nation’s leading publications - industry and mainstream - and he has been sourced in outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal, to the New York Post, to Newsday. Sal appears regularly on the FOX Family of networks as an industry expert, and has also made appearances on Bloomberg and Newsmax, as well as New York-metro television stations WABC-7, WCBS-2 News, News 12 and others.



March 30 Speaker event - Salvatore Stiles on Fox News on Supply Chain Issues

Salvatore J. Stile II, President

Alba Wheels Up International Inc


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April ACP Garden State Chapter Speaker Series:

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Let's Welcome our new Garden State Chapter Board!


President - Richard Young

Richard T. Young, CBCP, Business Resiliency Management – Senior Manager, Marsh McLennan

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As you know, Richard has served as our Chapter Program Director for several years and has done an excellent job in that role. He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help provide programming events for our chapter. It has been increasingly difficult to bring us together as a chapter with the pandemic, but that has not deterred Richard from seeking new programming opportunities. Richard brings a wealth of business continuity knowledge, experience, and expertise to help drive our chapter forward. His exceptional leadership and passion make him the perfect person to lead our chapter!

Richard deserves a round of congratulations, and I hope you will each reach out to him personally!


Treasurer -  Eleonora "Ellie" Lawrence 

Eleonora "Ellie" Lawrence, CBCP, Vice President, Information Risk/Resiliency Risk Management, Bessemer Trust

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We welcome Ellie to our board of directors and appreciate that she has volunteered to fill the Treasurer's position. Ellie is an accomplished, certified business continuity professional with a wealth of experience. We are genuinely delighted that Ellie is joining our board, and we look forward to her many contributions in the future. Ellie's passion to step into this role is a true testament to her commitment to our chapter!

We are honored to have her on board, and we wish her the best of luck!


Marketing & Program Director - Lisa Maurer


What a pleasure to welcome Lisa Maurer to our Garden State Chapter Board of Directors! Lisa has been a professional in Retail design for 30 years and is looking to change careers to focus on Business Continuity. She is a current student of Emergency Management at American Military University and this year DRI WBCM scholarship to continue her studies and complete her certification.

She joined the Garden State ACP chapter and will act as chair in PR and Social Media development. 

We are so pleased with Lisa's enthusiasm concerning enhancing our chapter's presence on social media and member engagement.  Lisa singlehandedly is taking our chapter to the next level and helping to provide value to our chapter members!


Secretary & Information Director (Webmaster) - Dr. Bernard Jones


Dr. Bernard A. Jones (Bernie) is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with over 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management planning programs. He has a proven track record of successfully implementing crisis communication programs and building emergency management private-public sector partnerships.

Bernie was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) as the Information Committee Chair in 2015 for a 3-year term. He has also served in the Garden State Chapter of the ACP as Publications, Public Relations, Education, and Information Director. He has also served on the Garden State ACP Board of Directors since 2005.


Dear ACP Garden State Chapter Members:

A long-time board member Ms. Elizabeth "Betty" Byrnes, is stepping away from her current role as our Chapter Treasurer. Honestly, I cannot find the words to describe what Betty has meant to our chapter as she has served in every board position. Since the inception of our board in 2005, Betty had been a member of our Chapter Board of Directors! Her commitment, engagement, and leadership have helped our chapter immensely.

Betty, all the best, and thanks for your many years of service.

You will truly be missed!

Dr. Bernard A. Jones, CBCP



Betty Byrnes, MBCP, MBCI, ISO 22301 LI, CSI LA, 

Director Global Protection Services / Business Continuity Management, Enterprise Risk & Compliance,