Monthly Greater Tampa Bay ACP Meetings

Our meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (locations vary).

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.
January 29th, 2020
F.B.I. Cyber Security Update
Supervisory Special Agent Paul J. Vitchock 
February 26th, 2020                                  
Panel Discussion with the Emergency Management Officials                      
Steve Elliot - Elliot Consulting
Cathie Perkins – Pinellas County Emergency Management
Timothy Dudley, Jr. Hillsborough County Emergency Management
Andrew Fossa, Pasco County Emergency Management
Tom Magnuson, Tampa Office of Emergency Management
Mar 25th, 2020            
Escalation Planning: Hong Kong the Unusual Suspect
Henning Snyman, International SOS
April 29th, 2020
Crisis Risk Management: Insurance
James Satterfield, Crisis Risk
May 27                  
Port of Tampa Boat Tour and Presentation

More meetings coming soon!


Industry Related Events

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Greater Tampa Bay ACP has partnered with the Inaugural Tampa Cyber Security Summit to offer its members free passes to this one-day educational conference.

Friday, March 20th • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Hilton Tampa Downtown

211 N Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Learn about the latest cybersecurity threats facing your company from thought leaders from the FBI, US Secret Service, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, ExtraHop, Darktrace, IDMWORKS and more.

The First 20 Members to Register with the promo code will receive Complimentary Admission (Standard Price of Admission is $350). Afterward, Code grants $95 Admission.

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Promo Codes are only available to active ACP members and is for C-Suite / Senior Level Executives, Directors, Managers, Heads of IT, etc.

Those in Sales or Marketing and Students are not permitted.


Each pass includes a catered breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception.

You will be eligible to receive up to 6 CEU / CPE credits with your full-day attendance.


Topics of Discussion Include:

  • Opening Security Briefing with The FBI
  • Afternoon Security Briefing with U.S. Secret Service
  • Closing Keynote Address with U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Insider Threat – How to Detect Malicious Attacks and Defend Your Organization from the Human Error
  • Security Orchestration, Automation and How it Relates to the Workforce & Retention
  • Right-Sizing Risk – How to Talk to the Board About Cybersecurity
  • Cyber AI – Fighting Back with Autonomous Response
  • Avatar 2.0, A Cyber Battle Plan Against Alien Threats
  • …and much more!

Discover innovative technologies & evaluate solutions from 15+ providers including ExtraHop, Darktrace, IDMWORKS, Check Point Software Technologies, Blue Hexagon, Code42, Tenable, Okta, Arctic Wolf, and many more.

For full details, visit

If you are with a cyber solution provider and would like to exhibit and/or speak at this event, contact Megan Hutton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 212.655.4505 x241

March 18th, 1:00-3:00
Exclusive ACP Meeting following the DRJ Conference - Novel Coronavirus Update!
Location - Coronado A-C Room, Disney Coronado Springs Resort
Regina Phelps
Crisis Management, Exercise Design & Facilitation Expert – Author – Speaker
Regina is an internationally recognized expert in the field of crisis management, exercise design, and continuity planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation and speaking services to clients on five continents. She is the founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting company specializing in crisis management, exercise design, and continuity and pandemic planning.
Ms. Phelps is the author of three exercise design books and one crisis management book: Emergency Management Exercises: Exercise Design, From Response to Recovery, Everything You Need to Know to Create a Great Exercise; Emergency Management Exercises: The Instructor’s Guide; Cyber Breach and Crisis Management: How to Develop a Powerful Program. She has also designed college-level courses in exercise design, and has written numerous papers and has given hundreds of lectures on the topic. Find Ms. Phelps's books on Amazon
The current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (2019nCoV) has been spreading across the globe infecting thousands of people in dozens of countries. This has created anxiety around the globe, affected company supply chains and caused The World Health Organization to enact the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) designation for only the sixth time since 2005. The question is…where do we go from here?
We will explore this global health crisis from two vantage points: Crisis Management & Infectious Disease & Pandemic Planning. How have you managed this so far? Are your processes and teams working well? Do you have sufficient situational awareness that you need to make decisions? What types of issues have you had in achieving optimum performance with your plans and teams? How has your crisis management team responded and do you need to do a “reset” to improve performance?
It is not often that we get the occasion to use our plans and teams for a large global crisis. This is the time for a moment of self-reflection which provides us the opportunity to learn what has gone well and what needs improvement. Never let a good crisis go to waste – it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before and build and improve what you have. We will reflect on the global health crisis to date, how you can use this crisis as an opportunity to improve your overall crisis management and business continuity plans and teams.


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