ACP's Annual Face 2 Face Meeting Was A Great Success!
The ACP Corporate Board met in Dallas, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center November 15th - 17th for their annual Face 2 Face meeting! Check out these fantastic photos of the group hard at work. Thank you all for your dedication to ACP!
DRI Foundation Making An Impact in the Philippines!
As the details of the tragedy in the Philippines come to light, the professionals at the DRI Foundation are shocked and distressed by the magnitude of the devastation in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda. As business continuity and emergency response professionals, we know that a disaster of this size will profoundly affect millions and have a lingering impact on the region for years to come. DRI Foundation is calling for donations to Haiyan-Yolanda Relief Fund. Continuity professionals worldwide can make an impact! The DRI Foundation is calling all continuity professionals, and their organizations, to donate to the Foundation’s Haiyan-Yolanda Relief Fund.
To donate, click here!
Every penny donated will go directly to relief and recovery efforts. There is strength and solidarity in numbers, and by combining our donations, we will send a message of support, help, and hope from our community to those in need.
Special Message of Support from DRI: “In keeping with our mission of providing grassroots support swiftly and strategically, Foundation funds will support efforts to meet immediate needs for basic essentials, such as shelter and food,” said DRI Foundation Chair AnneMarie Staley. “We recognize that massive work lies ahead and know that, for those impacted, the heartache is real. We praise the humanitarian efforts unfolding and are hopeful for small miracles and big relief efforts, of which we plan to be a part. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to all those immediately affected and to their family and friends wherever they may be,” Staley said. “The images that cross our internet and TV screens daily are a stunning reminder that the world community must stand by the people of the Philippines. The DRI Foundation applauds those assisting with humanitarian aid and providing financial support. As a body of professionals whose work centers on incidents and disasters, we embrace our responsibility to be supportive and ready to lend a hand.”
The mission of the DRI Foundation is to help organizations and communities impacted by disaster engage with relief organizations worldwide efficiently and effectively in order to begin the recovery process as soon as possible.
ACP Director of Membership Wins Prestigious BCI Award
ACP Director of Membership, Tom Clark recently won the BCI award for "Global Business" Continuity Manager of the Year" at the BCI Global Awards in London. Tom has over 38 years of senior global IT leadership experience and over 25 years of Business Continuity Management involving IT infrastructure for Fortune 500 companies. Tom is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Certified in Homeland Security Level 3 (CHS-III), Certified Business Resiliency Manager (CBRM), and a published author. He also won the North American Award for Manager of the Year in March 2013 at the DRJ Spring World Conference.
Congratulations Tom on your outstanding achievements!
ACP 30th Anniversary Cruise was a Great Success!
On Tuesday, September 24th ACP celebrated 30 years aboard the Hornblower High Spirits yacht. Over 100 ACP members and leaders watched the sun set on the San Diego Harbor, enjoying hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and great company.
Many thanks to Corporate Board members Frank Leonetti and Patrick Knapp for coordinating this event, and securing three sponsors - Axcient, MailGard and Virtual Corporation.
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Congratulations ACP Member Gina Manos!
Gina Manos is a member of the ACP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and the recipient of DRII’s 2013 Industry Newcomer of the Year award.
We are very proud of her successes and achievement!
ACP Offers New Member Benefit -- Group Insurance
As a result of ACP's 2011 Membership Survey, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Affinity Program to offer insurance solutions to ACP members. This Group Insurance program is through Vista Risk Management in conjunction with Fullerton Insurance, Philadelphia Insurance Companies and Colonial Life Insurance.
Click here to learn more, and complete the enrollment form.
Fantastic Chicago Event!
On June 18th, ACP held another successful regional event in Chicago. Attendees arrived ready to network with ACP members along with association and industry leaders. The celebration also recognized "30 Years of ACP", and was an awesome opportunity for membership recruitment! Thank you to ACP Corporate Board Treasurer Frank Leonetti for organizing this event and helping to grow ACP!
BC Management is assisting several clients with business continuity and disaster recovery job openings. Click here for more information!
Congratulations ACP Alamo Chapter!
ACP would like to congratulate Alamo Chapter members who work with USAA for recent industry recognition for their achievements. USAA was nominated for two major awards for Business Continuation - Business Continuity Strategy of the Year, and Business Continuity Team of the Year in the 2013, CIR Business Continuity Awards. The magazine provides industry news, advertisement, resiliency products and a directory to other companies and products. Alamo members won for “Business Continuity Strategy of the Year” and received highly commended recognition for “Business Continuity Team of the Year”. For additional information on CIR, please click on the following link: http://www.cirmagazine.com/businesscontinuityawards/winners.php
Congratulations to the 2012 ACP Membership Growth Award recipients! We broke Chapters up into 3 groups, based on size and determine greatest percentage of growth in 2012. Prizes included $100 for the Chapter and one free membership (equivalent to a National Membership ($75) plus their local dues). The membership award can only be used for a new membership and not for an existing member.
Check out who achieved the most membership growth:
+2 members for a total of 24 members!
Medium Chapters (31 – 74 members)
+16 members for a total of 51 members!
Large Chapters (75 and above)
+22 members for a total of 107 members!
Kudos to Bernie Jones (Garden State Chapter Information Director & Website Task Force Member) for working with a fellow Chapter leader on their website. Bernie volunteered his time during and after business hours (in his free time) to help the Alamo Chapter make the changes needed. In the member's words, "Bernie was very friendly, patient, and helpful." Thank you, Bernie, for going above and beyond the call of your local duty to help a fellow Chapter leader.
New Chapter Joins ACP
ACP is pleased to announce the opening of the Columbia River Chapter, based in Portland, Oregon. The Chapter continues to grow and looks forward to welcoming new members! For more information about this Chapter, contact ACP Headquarters at (800) 445-4227.
Student Membership Now Available!
ACP is pleased to announce the addition of a new student membership category! Full-time students are now eligible for a discounted National Membership of $50, with an option to join local Chapters.
Looking for a Chapter?
If you don't find a local Chapter in or near your city and would be interested in helping to develop a Chapter in your area, please email your interest to our Director of Chapter Services.