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Meeting fees are used to pay for numerous chapter expenses, which include meals at the monthly meeting, as well as newsletter and website services, to mention a few. In order to meet the financial obligations of the chapter, meeting fees are nonrefundable and ineligible for reapplication to a future meeting. GTBACP Rewards winners will have one year to use their meeting credit before it expires. Visitors are welcome to attend up to three chapter meetings but will be required to become a paid GTBACP Chapter member to continue attending chapter functions.

 

Monthly Meetings

Our meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (locations vary). The current slate of programs is listed on the homepage.

Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming event, please contact the Director of Programs, Linda Crow via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Rewards

Congratulations Stacy Jackson for winning the Pair of Tickets to Busch Gardens!

Early Bird Giveaway. Not avaialable this month

We will be giving away several giveaways during the year for those that register and pay early.
 
To win you must...
  1. Be a member of GTBACP
  2. Pre-Pay and Register prior to February 15th
  3. Show up to the meeting and be present at drawing
 
It's that simple! Drawings will occur at the conclusion of the monthly presentation.

 

2019 Schedule

 

 

January 30th

Topic:                  Cybersecurity Challenges                     

Presenter:           Special Agent Paul Vitchock

Location:             The Rusty Pelican

Synopsis:            

Financial losses in cyber space are expected to exceed $2 trillion annually in 2019.  Governments, militaries, businesses, academic institutions, and individuals are under constant cyber attack by sophisticated adversaries.  “Threat Landscape” is designed to spark thinking about ways the audience can mitigate these threats in their cyber spheres.  Supervisory Special Agent Paul J. Vitchock currently manages the FBI Cyber Squad in Tampa and Orlando which includes criminal and national security investigations.  SSA Vitchock investigated computer intrusion matters in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, managed the FBI Eurasian Organized Cyber Crime program at FBIHQ, and most recently served as the FBI Cyber Attaché at the US Embassy in Bucharest, Romania.  SSA Vitchock was also a member of the FBI SWAT teams in Pittsburgh and Washington.  Before joining the FBI, SSA Vitchock spent nine years in the Washington D.C. area working as a network infrastructure and security consultant and manager."

We will have a moderated discussion that will focus on best practices for exercising and maintaining a BC plan and how to perform effective BC program training.

        

February 27th

Topic:                Hazards, Vulnerabilities & Risks Assessment Follow-up Exercise

Presenter:         Steve Elliott 

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

Synopsis:            

As a follow-up to our 2018 presentation, we will conduct a workshop exercise to enhance our skills on Identifying Hazards, Vulnerabilities, & Risks Assessments for Company ABC. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues as we work through the exercise and practice your skills.  Our facilitator will be Steve Elliot, a specialist on business continuity management, contingency planning, emergency response, regulatory compliance, pandemic preparedness, workplace violence, and disaster recovery programs for both the technology needs, and the restoration of business operations. He is also an expert in advising organizations regarding overall plan development, risk assessment, business impact analysis, mitigation strategies, simulation exercises, staff training and program maintenance. Mr. Elliot founded Elliot Consulting in 2002. Mr. Elliot is the President of the Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP), a former member of the Corporate Board of Directors of the ACP, and the Business & Industry Liaison for the City of Tampa’s Emergency Operations Team. A Certified Business Resiliency Manager (CBRM), Mr. Elliot is also certified by the Business Continuity Institute, Disaster Recovery Institute International, and FEMA-certified in various Emergency Management, Incident Command, and National Incident Management System programs.

 

March 20th

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

Synopsis: 

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).    
 
 

April 24th

Topic:                 Social Media

Presenter:          Victoria Edwards

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

 

May 29th

Topic:                 Hurricane Michael - Lesson's learned

Presenter:          Logan York

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

 

June 26th

Topic:                Weather Forecasting - Hurricane Season

Presenter:         National Weather Service – Tampa Bay Area, Daniel Noah, Warning Coordination Meteorologist

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

 

Additional Monthly Meetings to be added later

 

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