Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a non-profit professional organization, which provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information, for business continuity professionals, throughout a network of local chapters.

Founded in March of 1986, the North Texas Chapter is one of the oldest continuously meeting chapters, and among the largest by membership, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, unless the first Tuesday coincides with a holiday week.  We invite you to attend our next meeting. 

For anyone who would like to attend our virtual meetings, please contact our Membership Director via our Contact Us page or on our Membership page.


 

April Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 6, 2021  Noon - 1:30 PM

Where:  Virtual Event (meeting info will be provided for those who RSVP)

Address: Video link information to be sent to those attending 

Topic:  Is your BIA effective or are you using it ineffectively?  How 2020 Changed My View on “Traditional” Business Continuity

Presenter: Shane Mathew, MPH, CBCP, Vice President, Professional Services at Virtual Corporation and Host of The Failover Plan Podcast

Meeting Sponsor:  Virtual Corporation


 

Attendees should anticipate a minimum of 1.5-hour meetings, with the expectation that meetings may last for 2 hours. Please join us for our next meeting!

Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming meeting, please contact our Programs Director.

Note: Additional information on regular meeting locations can be found on the Events page.


 

ACP North Texas Members,

Happy Anniversary to every current and past North Texas ACP Chapter member! This March we officially
celebrate our 35th anniversary as a Chapter committed to all resiliency disciplines. At the time of our founding,
they were more focused on data centers and Disaster Recovery, but just as the industry has matured, we have
developed into the amazing professional program we are today, supporting all each and every discipline in our
space.


In 1986 it took a few forward-thinking individuals to actually begin our Chapter (ACP formally started in 1983 in
California). I could only imagine those conversations believing they were mostly in person. Probably in
response to sending letters through the post office to a small network of people or using the early
communication technologies, like a phone. Think about it, Lotus notes came out in 1989, Microsoft mail in 1996,
Gmail in 2004, before those user interfaces were launched writing an electronic message was more like
writing machine code. I thank those individuals who took that risk to start our chapter as 35 years later we are
still going strong with a bright future in front of us. Risks to the businesses are growing, and the need for our
profession is stronger than ever.


I truly believe we are one of the best-kept secrets in North Texas. We continue to be one of the largest national
chapters that the ACP has, even during the Pandemic we continued our monthly meetings and engaged our
members (granted virtually). The strength of the chapter is each and every member that has been a part of our
success through all the years. Every connection, every discussion, every shared experience is a part of our
history, and I also have to include the friendships that have developed, all because of the North Texas ACP
Chapter.


This 35th year we are working extra hard as a Board of Directors to expand our program and awareness of the
value of being an ACP member in North Texas. Last month you saw our list of Committees we are looking to
start up (have you volunteered yet?) and also our announcement that we have become a member of the Frisco
Chamber of Commerce.


I am excited to have each of you as members to experience our 35th Anniversary and all that is in front of us.
Thank you for your continued support and membership, and I look forward to each and every member making
their own personal mark on the future history of the North Texas Chapter.

Regards,

 
Chet Bojarski, MBCP

North Texas Chapter President         


 

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