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Liberty Valley

ACP is the recognized as the premier international networking and information exchange organization in the business continuity industry and the Liberty Valley Chapter, founded in 2003, is proud to be one of the largest and most active Chapters in ACP and to be able to represent the greater Philadelphia Metro region.

The Liberty Valley Chapter membership includes people who are working in business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency, risk, crisis and facilities management positions from the private and public sectors. They represent financial institutions, healthcare, utility companies, schools and universities, property management firms, non-profit groups, local government agencies, third-party providers, and various other organizations.


  • Co-President - Jeremy Gudgeon, CBCP
  • Co-President - Tracy Gkonos, MS, ABCP
  • Secretary - Sandra Hoffman, CBCP
  • Treasurer - Walter Lawn, CBCP
  • Membership Director - Lester Hawthorne II



Sponsor/Speaker Interest: If you are interested in hosting a meeting, being a guest speaker, and/or sponsoring lunch, please contact us at libertyvalleyacp@gmail.com.

Guest Policy: The chapter welcomes non-members to attend one meeting as a guest, free of charge.  Please reference the meeting schedule below to confirm meetings that are open to guests.

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Helpful Tips

Coronavirus: COVID-19 The following links provide up-to-date information on the evolving situation with COVID-19. Check them frequently and make sure you review your pandemic plan and your family preparedness plan.

World Heath Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/guidance-business-response.html

Ready.gov: Pandemic Preparedness: https://www.ready.gov/pandemic

Johns Hopkins COVID Global and US Dashboard: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Chapter Resources

Certification and Training

Maintaining your DRI International certification carries two requirements; an annual maintenance fee as well as Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs).

Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA for NFPA 1600) & (CBCLA for ISO 22301), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Certified Public Sector Continuity Professional (CPSCP), Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP): payment of an annual maintenance fee and the accumulation of continuity educational and involvement in the business continuity community every two calendar years.

Individuals certified as Associate Business Continuity Professionals or registered at a certification level as a Retired (Ret.) constituent simply need to remit the annual certification maintenance fee. Maintenance fees are billed in early fall and due by January 1 each year.

To submit recertification activities online, log into My DRI and select Submit CEAPs from the option under Manage My Certification Status.

A link to download the "CEAP Guidelines" (the points schedule document) is below the link Submit CEAPs. Even though the submissions are online, you are required to maintain proper documentation should the documentation be requested during the audit process. Remember, record and report you're Continuing Education Points. (You'll need the activity's reference number from the Guidelines).

Click here for information on Business Continuity Certifications.

Suspension Notices: Suspension warning will go out via email to all constituents whom have fallen behind on one or both for the above mentioned qualifications. Once suspended, the designation can no longer be used.  Note: When submitting past-due annual fee, current year pricing will be applied.

Training: Click here if you are interested in taking some Business Continuity Courses.

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