Monthly Meeting 

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March 20th, 2019 11:30-1:30

Topic:                 Billy’s role; and lessons learned from Hurricane Michael

Presenter:          Billy Sasser, US Dept of Homeland Security

Location:            The Rusty Pelican, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607


This month’s topic will include a Strategic Overview of Public & Private Sector Preparedness Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael. Our speaker, Billy E. Sasser Jr., is currently serving as a Supervisory Protective Security Advisor (SPSA) for the Tampa Florida District, encompassing Tampa and the surrounding eight counties.
Mr. Sasser supports homeland security efforts, serving in an advising and reach-back capacity for State Homeland Security Advisors.  He facilitates, coordinates, and performs vulnerability assessments for local critical infrastructures and assets, and acts as a physical and technical security advisor to Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He directly supervises Protective Security Advisors (PSA) in South Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama ensuring effective execution of DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection efforts across a wide spectrum of mission areas.  
Mr. Sasser graduated Cum Laude from Park University with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Management/Human Resources and Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management.  He served 20 years in the United States Air Force (USAF) performing such roles as Force Protection Officer, Military Free-fall Parachutist, High Altitude Oxygen NCO and NBC ground-crew equipment and training subject matter expert for the United States Special Operations Command (AFSOC). 


GTBACP Networking Event

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Date:                 April 18th, 2019 5PM - 7PM
Location:           Del Frisco's Grille   4138 W Boy Scout BLVD, Tampa, FL 33607
We would like to invite you all to our first networking event of 2019! Del Frisco’s has a great Happy Hour and we will have a reserved section in the back of the bar. Join us for an agenda-free relaxed evening and get to know your fellow GTBACP colleagues.
The event is free to attend for GTBACP members. Please register (registration opens soon) and receive your first beverage of choice free. Small bites and appetizers will be provided by the Chapter.  We look forward to seeing you there! 
Registration for this event will open soon.
If you have any questions, please call Leisa Rasmussen @ 813-344-7892

2 Day Discounted Pass to DRJ conference

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JOIN US AT DRJ SPRING 2019 IN ORLANDO 'Managing Risk in an Uncertain World.' 

Limited 2-Day passes are available for only $425. (These will sell out. Register early to avoid disappointment.)

Register using code ACP2DAY to secure your 2-day pass. 

Your 2-day pass includes: 

- Tuesday's Breakout Sessions and Workshop (March 26)

- Wednesday's General Sessions (March 27)

- Access to the Exhibit Hall (over 80 booths featuring the latest solutions and demos in one place)

- Networking Breakfast and Networking Lunch for both days, facilitating connections with your peers.

- Free Parking for your convenience.

Don't miss out on the expert sessions, knowledge sharing and collaboration with 1,000 of your peers, access to experts and unbeatable networking. 


Important Announcement

Tampa Business Emergency Council Launched

TAMPA, FL, (October 15, 2018) — Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator, announced the formation of the Tampa Business Emergency Council (TBEC). The mission of TBEC is to act as a liaison between the Tampa Bay business community and the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Center and to function as an advisory council.
TBEC has been developed through a collaborative effort of the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management, The Greater Tampa Bay Association of Continuity Professionals, the Tampa Office of Growth Management and Development Services, and the Hillsborough County Office of Economic Development. Its development came in answer to a need for improved communication and information between the City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay area businesses during times of crisis.
The vision of TBEC is to ensure small, medium and large businesses are represented and connected to emergency support services prior to, during, and after a crisis in order to maintain a resilient Tampa Bay.  
TBEC will represent the Tampa Bay business community within the Emergency Operations Center. It will provide a framework that is predictable and repeatable which will result in effective communication during times of disruption. It will also provide training, awareness, and preparedness campaigns during peacetime to ensure businesses understand what types of support are available and how to request them.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome TBEC as an established partner of Tampa’s EOC. Our business community will be critical to the success of the city’s recovery effort, post-disaster.” said Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator.
“It is anticipated that with the involvement of the small, medium, and large Tampa Bay area businesses, TBEC will serve to better provide member businesses with critical information during times of crisis, and to provide a forum for the business community to make proactive planning recommendations to the City of Tampa Emergency Management. The net outcome will result in improved decision making and planning before, during, and after crisis events.” said Steve Elliot, newly-elected President of the Tampa Business Emergency Council.
For more information on TBEC or to lend your support by becoming a member business, please contact Steve Elliot (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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2019 GTBACP Early Bird Registration Winner

1Q2019 winner:  Stacy Jackson - 2 Tickets to Busch Gardens

2018 GTBACP Rewards Program 

2018 Year End Winner!  Jennifer Sack
Congratulations Jennifer!!!
4Q2018 winner:  Jennifer Sack
3Q2018 winner:  Ashley York
2Q2018 winner:  David Skidmore
1Q2018 winner:  Tim Smalczewski

For more information on the GTBACP rewards program, please click here.

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