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.
Hello everyone! I do hope this message finds you doing well and enjoying the summer months.
In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been delivering some strong content in our monthly chapter meetings. Many of you must agree as I’ve seen some great attendance this year. All of this comes courtesy of your North Texas Chapter board members. We have a very strong and talented group and I cannot thank them enough for the work they put in every month.
Remember that there are several sources for finding out about upcoming chapter meetings. Here are just a few:
- Our monthly newsletter is sent to all chapter members and includes information on upcoming meetings and events. If you are not receiving it, check your junk e-mail folder or log into the ACP National web site and update your contact information.
- At least once every month I post a note about our upcoming meeting on the ACP – North Texas LinkedIn Group. If you are not already a member of this group, then what are you waiting for?
- Lastly, I follow-up every LinkedIn posting with a Tweet. If you are on Twitter, be sure to follow @Northtxacp for the latest and greatest.
If you still cannot find out where and when our next meeting is, you can always reach out to a member of our board. Yes, they are busy, but so much of that effort goes towards building quality content especially for you. That means we’d much rather answer questions than risk delivering that content to a half-empty room.
A good number of you took an online survey a few months back. I want you to know your feedback is very important to us and the board is looking at all the comments. I hope to present some general information about the results at our August meeting. I’ll also be re-introducing myself and inviting other members to do the same over the coming months via our Meeting Spotlight. This is, after all, a networking organization, and we need to do all we can to foster and encourage relationships across our profession.
Finally, I want to mention how truly sad July 7th was for the North Texas Community. 5 police officers were killed and 11 other people were injured when a shooter opened fire during a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration. If there is any silver lining it is the recent outpouring of support for law enforcement everywhere, particularly in Dallas. Unfortunately, these events have hardened the opinions of some. I’m hoping the vast majority of us can find common ground and work together to limit the threat of violence. I sent a letter to our members pledging the board’s support of any assistance that is needed by our members.
Thank you for being a member of our professional community. I encourage all of you to participate in making it stronger. Thank you!
- Mark Armour, CBCP
North Texas Chapter President