President - Erin Swearingen
Erin Swearingen is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with 20 years of experience in business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency response program management. Erin has designed and implemented business continuity programs in various industries including insurance, finance and utilities. She was instrumental in implementing the Incident Command System (ICS) within a utility. Erin has also developed and implemented evacuation and life safety programs, promoting employee preparedness and safety education. Erin lives in Spokane, WA with her husband and two children and enjoys skiing, camping, and horseback riding.
Secretary - Kimberly Lawrence
Kimberly has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry supporting consumer and commercial operations with seven years spent in resiliency planning. Currently, she is the Resiliency Program Manager at Umpqua Bank, the largest Oregon-based bank. She leads her team in supporting 4,200 associates in emergency preparedness, as well as the bank's executive leadership as they manage both natural and man-made incidents across their 5 state footprint with close to 300 locations. She is responsible for the development and management of business continuity, emergency management, and disaster recovery programs at Umpqua. Kimberly has built several programs 'from scratch,' implemented several resiliency-based systems, and has experience in general risk management.
In addition to the work on the ACP, Kimberly has spoken at IIA chapter meetings and at the DRJ on the topics of risk management, BIAs and risk assessments, and trends in resiliency management.
Treasurer - Sheila Crossley
Sheila Crossley has 17 years’ experience in the insurance industry handling both commercial and personal claims, as well as focusing on business process improvements. In 2013, she left insurance to join the financial services sector and is currently employed at Numerica Credit Union in Spokane. As a Legal and Compliance Specialist, she oversees business continuity planning for Numerica, along with vendor management and insurance-related matters. She has been treasurer for the Washington State chapter of the ACP since 2018.
Programs & Membership Director - Chris Arwady
As the Pacific Northwest account executive for Fusion Risk Management, I spend a lot of time in Washington and Oregon and am embracing this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our industry. I've previously worked in a variety of industries, including renewable energy, oil and gas, and transportation/logistics, and have been with the Fusion team for a little over a year.
I am a lifelong musician, an outdoors enthusiast, and a passionate Chicago sports fan. I am recently married, and my wife Christine and I live in Ukrainian Village, a neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, with our 3-year old hound mix, Ella.
IT Director - Gary Kasparek
Gary is an Information Technology professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry. Gary has been a Systems Administrator for various operation and banking software applications. For the past 5 years he has been the Information Technology Business Analyst and the Business Continuity Manager at Northwest Farm Credit Services.
Vice President - Open
Membership & Outreach Director - Open
Programs & Education Director - Open
Public Relations & Marketing Director - Open