Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (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 at predetermined locations, unless the first Tuesday falls on a holiday. We invite you to attend our next meeting.
Happy September everyone!
Officially, Autumn should be upon us, but it still feels like summer in North Texas. Hopefully our first cold front is not too far away.
If you joined our September Chapter meeting you heard a great presentation from Philip Bigge at Ripcord. If not, the presentation is already available on our web site. We did get several volunteers and you should be hearing more shortly about upcoming elections, our new Mentorship Committee, and the Holiday Luncheon in December. Mark your calendars because the year is not over and we have much more in store.
Yours truly gave a five minute Spotlight presentation at our last meeting. I challenge ALL our members to volunteer to do the same. The Spotlight was originally conceived as a way to provide all of you the opportunity to introduce yourselves to your fellow chapter members. Presentation materials are not necessary. All we ask is three to five minutes to get to know you. Information that Spotlight presenters are encouraged to share with their peers includes:
• Current responsibilities
• Current organization and title
• The structure of business continuity at your organization
• Years in the profession and past roles
• Areas of expertise / experience
This is by no means comprehensive and you do not even have to provide all of the above. ACP is a networking organization, after all, and we want to know who you are and what you do. I would love to hear from at least one chapter member every meeting (preferably two!). If you are interested, please contact me or Susan Dobbs to get on the agenda for an upcoming meeting.
Be sure to join us at Quest Diagnostics in October!
- Mark Armour, CBCP
North Texas Chapter President