Next Chapter Meeting: Monday, April 27th         

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                                                          Clarence Elliott @ 804-782-2983 or

                                                          Connie Riffe @ 804-726-7844                 

Meeting Time: 1:30 pm registration / networking; 2:00 to 4:00 pm meeting

Lunch / Meeting Fees: No fees for this meeting (Normally: Members: $10.00 Non-members: $20.00) 

Main Speaker(s)Bob Mellinger, President, Attainium Corporation 

Program: Disaster Experience Tabletop Exercise

Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected disaster is causing an organization stress and confusion and is affecting its ability to provide products and services to its customers. Are the organization’s leaders prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Disasters of every shape, size, look, and feel happen all the time, affecting businesses, people's jobs, lives and families.

You will participate in a small group, and work through an actual disaster scenario. The story unfolds with the delivery of multiple incidents in rapid succession. Your group prepares its responses to the questions provided. Groups are then selected to present their results and insight. The scenario then continues where it left off and the process is repeated. This session is highly interactive and very fast-paced. Never be caught unprepared again!

  • Apply the principles of disaster management to business continuity planning and effective risk management;
  • Improve your crisis communications and decision-making skills;
  • Share personal experiences regarding disasters and disruptions you've experienced.

Two (2) CEU is available for attendance.

Other Events 2020:

MADRA Meeting (bimonthly) Washington, D.C. - MADRA Events

Homeland Security Symposium & Expo (February 13) Christopher Newport University - Homeland Security Symposium

DRI2020 (March 1-4) Savannah, Ga. - DRII Conference

DRJ Spring World (March 15-18) Orlando, Fl. - DRJ Spring Registration ***** CANCELLED *****

NFMT Conference (March 17-19) BaltimoreNFMT Conference ***** RESCHEDULED (August 11-13) *****

VA Public Health & Healthcare Preparedness Academy (March 23- 24) Harrisonburg - Va Preparedness Academy ***** POSTPONED ***** 

Virginia Emergency Mgmt Symposium (March 31 - April 3) Roanoke, Va. - The Hotel Roanoke - VEMA Symposium ***** CANCELLED *****

Continuity Insights Management Conference (April 20-22) San Antonio, Tx. - 18th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference ***** WILL NOT TAKE PLACE; MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW *****

ACP's National Conference (April 22-23) San Antonio, Tx. - ACP National Conference ***** CANCELLED; considering other options *****

CPAC Symposium (May 7) Charlotte, N.C. - CPAC Symposium 

DRJ Fall World (Sept 29 - Oct 2) Phoenix, Az. - DRJ Fall World Registration

Virginia1st Annual Meeting (Oct  (tbd)) Richmond, Va. - Virginia 1st

Resilient Virginia Events - Resilient Va Website

Additional events per ACP National Website - ACP National Posted Events

Great SouthEast Shakeout - Home Page

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2020 Old Dominion Chapter MEETING CALENDAR

Program Dates: Feb 25, Apr 27, May 26, Jun 23, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 17

No meetings are scheduled for the month(s) of: January, March, July, August and December (Board Meeting)

Monthly Chapter Meetings - normally 4th Tuesday, 12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM

NOTE(s): Times and locations may vary

Normal Cost (Lunch/Program): ODC Members ($10); All other attendees ($20)

February 25: BC Software Panel Discussion    

Host Location - Grapevine Restaurant

Speaker(s) - Clarence Elliott, Connie Riffe and Clif Hairfield

IBM Resiliency Orchestration (Clif Hairfield) 

BC Software Discussion Presentations (Clarence and Connie)

April 27: Disaster Experience Tabletop Exercise

Host Location - UNOS (2-4 pm)

Speaker - Bob Mellinger, President, Attainium Corporation

May 26:   

June 23: 

September 22: 

October 27: 

November 17: "Voting / Open Discussion"

December 15: ODC Board Meeting

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2019 Meetings

February 26: Phishing: Trying not to get caught on the Bad Guys "Phishing Hook"!   

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Robin Hillman, Affinion Group/Connexions Loyalty

Don't Get Caught on the Hook

Phishing Tips Card 

April 23: The Disaster Experience - Quickfire Exercise

Host Location - UNOS (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Speaker - Bob Mellinger, President, Attainium Corporation

Attainium: Readiness Resources

May 28: 2018 Hurricane Lessons Learned, 2019 Season Forecast

Host Location - UNOS Headquarters

Speaker - Jonathan McGee, Meteorologist, Tropical Program Leader, NWS Wakefield

NOTE: Due to the upload size limitations, the NWS presentation was broken into 5 part as follows:

NWS Presentation (1 of 5) 

NWS (2 of 5)   NWS (3 of 5)   NWS (4 of 5)   NWS (5 of 5)  

June 25: GDPR and Privacy in the US

Host Location - Grapevine Restaurant

Speaker - Shana Bumpas, Director of Information Security, University of Richmond

General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)

September 25: "Trends in Disaster Recovery (DR) and Backup"

Host Location - Quality Technology Services (QTS)

Speaker(s) -  Ben Jenkins, Account Executive – SoVA & WV, QTS 

                      Dan Butzer, Global Field CTO, Zerto

Zerto 7.5 Enhancing Hybrid Cloud and Cyber Resilience with CDP

November 5: "C-Suite support: BCP/DR/Risk Management, Workplace Violence" and "Active Assailant Preparedness for Business Continuity Managers"

Host Location - UNOS Headquarters, 4th Street, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Speaker(s) - Ted Brown, Dave Hunt, KETCH Consulting

Ted Brown: Convincing the C-Suite to Invest in BCP, DR and Risk Management 

Dave Hunt: Active Shooter Part 1 and Active Shooter Part 2

November 19: "Elections and Panel Discussion"

Host Location - Grapevine Restaurant

Roundtable Discussions

December 4: ODC Board Meeting

2018 Meetings

February 27: Business Continuity and Cybersecurity 

Host Location - Grapevine Restuarant (Lunch)

Speakers - Patrick Logan, SELTEK Technology Solutions & Kathy Scourby, KNS Consulting

Disaster Preparedness and BC Planning

Cybersecurity

April 24: Managing Risks: A New Framework

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Eddie McAndrew, CISSP, PMP, ITIL, MSIS of !mpactmakers

Managing Risks: A New Framework

May 22: Some Interesting Aspects of Recent Weather Events

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker - William (Bill) Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of NOAA's National Weather Service

NWS Review of 2017 Weather Events - Hurricanes

NWS Review of 2018 Weather Events - January Blizzards

NWS Review of 2018 Weather Events - Early March Winds

NWS Review 2017-2018 Weather Events - Situational Awareness Resources

June 26: Travel Risk Management

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Paul Ferrell, Director of Sales at iJet (WorldAware)

WorldAware: Travel Risk Management

WorldAware: Travel / Manager Perspective

WorldAware: Situational Awareness 

October 9: "Supply Chain Risks and How to Audit Them” and “Active Assailant Preparedness for Your Organization”

Host Location - Grapevine Restuarant (Lunch)

Speakers - Ted Brown, CBCP, President & CEO of KETCH Consulting and Dave Hunt, CPP, President, Homeland Security Consulting LLC

November 27: Tornadoes in Richmond - Lessons Learned

Host Location: Jefferson Lakeside Country Club

Speaker - Clarence Elliott, MBCP, Contingency Planner, UNOS and President ACP Old Dominion Chapter

Tornadoes in Richmond - Lessons Learned

January 3, 2019 ACP ODC Board Meeting

2017 Meetings

February 28: Health-related Impacts on Businesses

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Dr. Nancy Welch (Virginia Dept. of Health)

District Health Director for Chesapeake and Western Tidewater

VHD - The Workplace as an Incubator for Infectious Disease

VDH - Zika Virus

April 25: Hurricane Matthew - Virginia Beach and their "Rain Event"

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker: Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist - National Weather Service

Hurricane Matthew - Anatomy of a Flood

June 27: Ransomware / Malware

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker: Richard Blair

UNOS Ransomware Presentation 

October 11: Resilience and Leadership

Host Location: Grapevine Restaurant

Speaker: Ted Brown III, CBCP, CBCV, MBCI, President & CEO: KETCHConsulting

                                       Member: CPM Hall of Fame

Website: CEO of KETCHConsulting

Presentation: Resilience and Leadership 

November 14: Bon Secours Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma

Host Location: Jefferson Lakeside Country Club (Lunch)

Speaker: Clif Hairfield, CBCP, ITIL V3, CERT 

In Hurricane Irma, why did nursing home patients have to die?

December 19

ACP ODC Board Meeting 

2016 Meetings

February 23: Cyber Security / Email

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Jerry Montella: Cyber Security Presentation

Cyber Security Presentation

April 26: Workplace Violence

Host Location - UNOS

Speaker -Caroline Ramsey Hamilton: Active Shooter Presentation

Risk and Security LLC Website

Active Shooter Presentation (Part 1)

Active Shooter Presentation (Part 2) 

May 24: UCI Bike Race Planning / Lessons Learned

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Capt. Will Smith: UCI Road World Championships UCI Road World Championships Video UCI Bike Race by UNOS

UCI Road World Championships Presentation

UCI Road Race per UNOS

June 28: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Lightning & Staying Weather Aware

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Bill Sammler: NWS Presentation

NWS Hurricanes Tornadoes Lightning (Part 1) 

NWS Tornadoes Hurricanes Lightning (Part 2)

Sept. 27: DR in the Cloud, DR in QTS Colocation, DR at Your Sites

Host Location - Quality Technology Services

Speakers - Steven Rosenthal, QTS Sr. Product Manager and

David Weisbrot, QTS Solutions Architect: QTS Presentation

Quality Technology Services (QTS) Presentation

October 25: Agility Recovery Solutions - Lessons Learned

Host Location - Jefferson Lakeside Club (Lunch)

Speaker - Carl Mackey, Area Director: Agility - 2015 Year in Review

Agility Recovery: 2015 Year In Review

Nov. 15: ACP Election of Officers / Roundtable Discussions

Host Location - Grapevine Restaurant

Speaker - Clarence Elliott, President ACP ODC

ACP ODC Elections and Roundtable Discussion

Dec. 20: ACP ODC Board Meeting

2015 Meetings

January 26: The Disaster Recovery Experience

Host Location - UNOS

Speaker - Bob Mellinger - Attainium Corp.

The Disaster Recovery Experience: Quickfire Exercise

March 10: Cybersecurity

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace (Lunch)

Speaker - Gene Fishel: ACP ODC Comp Sec Presentation

State-Level Computer Security Issues and Enforcement

May 14: The Impact of Social Media and Emergency Technologies Disaster Management

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace (Lunch)

Speaker - Adam Crowe: The Rise of Information on the Go

The Rise of Information on the Go (Part 1)

The Rise of Information on the Go (Part 2)

June 23: Weather Threats - Summer Storms, Hurricane Season

Host Location - VDEM EOC Tour

Speaker - Bill Sammler: Summer Storms and Hurricane Season

Summer Storms and Hurricane Season (Part 1)

Summer Storms and Hurricane Season (Part 2)

September 15: Remember 9/11 - NYC Office of Emergency Services

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace (Lunch)

Speaker - John Scrivani: Director of the Transportation of Emergency Operations Center (VDOT)

Remember 9/11 - NYC Office of Emergency Services

October 27: Cloud Disaster Recovery (Technology Trends in DR)

Host Location - Peak 10 (Lunch provided by host)

Speaker - Shannon Snowden: Peak 10 Solutions Propelling Your Success

Peak 10: Solutions Propelling Your Success

November 17: Elections - Secretary & Treasurer - 2016 & 2017

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace (Lunch)

Speaker - Clarence Elliott

ACP ODC Elections and Roundtable Discussion

2014 Meetings

February 25: The New Era of Business Continuity

Speaker - Cliff Barcliff - ACP ODC President

May 27: CERT at Work or, Better Put, Smart at Work

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace

Speaker - Linda Rubin - CERT Manager for VDEM

November 18: ACP ODC Elections for New President

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace

Speaker - Clarence Elliott

2013 Meetings

January 22: Planning for Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger Chapter

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace Speaker - Philip Oppenheim - ACP ODC President

May 28: Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace Speaker - VDEM presenter)

July 23: Panel Discussion on using BIAs

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace Speaker - Philip Oppenheim - ACP ODC President

September 24: Back to School (Work)

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace Speaker - Ashley Barker - Senior Recruiter Morton Consulting

October 22: ACP ODC Elections for New President

Host Location - Nick's Roman Terrace Speaker - Mike Gifford - CEO of ACP International