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Central Arizona

Welcome to the Central Arizona Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a professional organization that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for business continuity leaders throughout a network of local Chapters.

“The Central Arizona Chapter serves the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond. Our chapter meetings are held every other month on the first Thursday in an in-person and virtual format unless otherwise noted.  Meetings are 8:30 am for networking and 9:00 am - 11:00 am for business and presentations.   We invite you to attend our next meeting and look forward to meeting you!”

Please contact the Web Resources Director if you require assistance with the website.


  • President - John Padilla
  • President Elect - Vacant
  • Secretary - Zach Smith
  • Membership Director - Amanda Vazquez
  • Program Director - Kat Robings
  • Treasurer - Beth Bendos
  • Information Director - Vacant
  • Public Relations - Mike Vito
  • Web Director - Maggie Mancillas
  • Past President - Joanne Storbeck


Two Central Arizona Board Open for 2024

Contact any Board member to throw your name in the hat!  Several positions are open.

Position descriptions can be found here or talk with any current Board member.

2024 CHAPTER Meetings

ACP Central Arizona Chapter – April 2024 Meeting Notice

WHEN:  Thursday, April 4th 2024

MEETING:  Virtual 9:00 am – 11:00 am


MEETING TOPIC:  2024 Threat Landscape - Cyber and AI                                         

Speaker Bio:

Zach Smith, Account Director


Zach has 12 years of experience in the software as a service (SaaS) industry, working with organizations to assess and implement technology solutions aligned to business goals.

He advises leading organizations on the global threat intelligence, travel risk management, and emergency mass communications space, helping them to build out unique solutions that better protect their people and business assets.

He is also the father to 2 amazing small humans, avid Colorado sports fan.

Please RSVP to Amanda at arizona@acp-chapters.com  

We look forward to seeing you!

upcoming events


Continuity Insights Management Conference: May 6 – 8, 2024

Sheraton / Le Meridian Hotel Complex, Charlotte NC

Interface Phoenix: June 21, 2024

Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

President's news


As we end the first quarter of 2024, I wanted to let you know what’s been going on with your chapter board. 

Michael Vito, from Boeing Enterprise Business Preparedness has joined the board as the Public Relations Director.  Mike has previously served in this position, and we welcome him back to the board.  The Public Relations Director represents the chapter at seminars, conventions, and public presentations.  They are the chapter ambassador to all professional organizations requesting information about the chapter.  They also seek renewal of chapter sponsorships, look for new chapter sponsors and issue chapter media statements.

The President-Elect and Information Director positions are still open.  If you are interested in serving on the board in either of these positions contact any of the current board members, we will be happy to discuss the responsibilities and time investment.

The April 4, 2024, Chapter Meeting will be a Zoom meeting with Zach Smith, Account Director from AlertMedia discussing the 2024 Threat Landscape - Cyber and AI.  The meeting will be from 9:00 – 11:00 am.  You can join the meeting here:


The June 2024 Chapter Meeting will be an in-person meeting and we will be announcing the meeting location and speaker soon.  If you would like to host a chapter meeting or if you know of a speaker that our membership would be interested in hearing from, let Kat Robings, our Program Director know.

ACP National is transitioning to a Microsoft based platform for the chapter boards.  This transition will be finalized on April 30, 2024.  As a result of this change the chapter email address will change.  We will let you know the new chapter email address prior to the April 30, 2024, deadline. 

Lastly, the Member Appreciation Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan and conduct the Member Appreciation Meeting on October 3, 2024.  If you enjoy party planning this is the event for you, and we could use the help. 

Thanks again to our Platinum Sponsors MHA Associates and Integracept and our Gold Sponsor Infinite Blue.  We can present high quality and varied programs due to the generous support of these sponsors.  If you need, or anticipate the need of any of their services, reach out, they can provide solutions to a wide range of issues. 

I'll continue to keep you informed about chapter happenings and what is going on with the board through the President's News throughout the year.  If you have any questions, comments, let me know.  You can reach me, and any of the board members at Arizona@acp-international.com

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Chapter Resources


August 4 Minutes
August 4 Presentation: Maricopa County COAD Presentation
June 2 Minutes
April 7 Minutes
February 3 Minutes

For Minutes older than 2021 and Presentations older than 2021, please contact one of the AZ Board members.


Assistant Fire Marshal


Campus: Tempe

Fire Prevention Officer

Job Description: Plans, organizes, evaluates, and implements activities and programs to ensure safe and compliant construction permitting/inspections, operational permitting/inspections, and fire and life safety through inspections, field assignments, training and educational programs. Educates, advises, and informs campus community about fire code requirements and communicates practices and procedures for construction, operational permitting, and inspections. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local fire codes and regulations through regulatory oversight, best management practices, administrative and engineering controls, training, and enforcement. Serves as an alternate Authority Having Jurisdiction as specified by federal, state, or local fire and life safety requirements. Reports to Associate Director.

Salary Range $70,000 - $90,000 per year; DOE

Close Date 02-April-2024

External Link for Non-ASU Employees:





MHA Consulting sponsors again for 2024 as a Platinum Sponsor! Thank you!!

Welcome IntegraCept as a Platinum Sponsor for 2023!

Infinite Blue / BC in the Cloud renews as a Gold Sponsor for 2023! Thank you for your continued support!

A sponsorship with the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) - Central Arizona Chapter offers multiple avenues for your company or organization to access continuity planning professionals, including those in business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management and risk management.  Central Arizona's program offers three levels of sponsorship and benefits:








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