ACP's Speakers Bureau serves our membership and the continuity industry. Speakers are ACP members who have a willingness and expertise to present at organizational meetings, conferences, or special events.

Whether you're a small to mid-sized business, corporation, civic or faith-based organization, in the public or private sector, ACP member speakers offer a vast array of educational and empowering topics that can energize, enlighten and entertain your audience.

Established in 1983 as an association, ACP continues to be the premier nonprofit organization, embracing the diverse knowledge and experience of our members. Dedicated to our profession, each and every ACP member is committed to the organization's mission, goals, code of ethics and core values, regardless of our individual affiliations.

Please contact any of the speakers directly for supplemental information relative to your particular interests and requirements.

Would you like to share your knowledge and expertise and be a part of the ACP Speakers Bureau? Please complete the Speakers Bureau Profile form and submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Be sure to check back periodically as we continue to expand the list of speakers from our 2,000+ ACP member community of professional, talented subject matter experts and resources.


Speaker Profiles

TedBrownEdward (Ted) Brown III, CBCP, Member CPM Hall of Fame
ACP Liberty Valley Chapter
KETCHConsulting
State College, PA        
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Telephone: 484 919 2966

Industry: All
Geographic Availability: International
Honorarium/Fee: No  
Expense Reimbursement: Yes

Area(s) of Expertise: BC Planning and DR Consulting


JimHSJames (Jim) W. Byrom, MBA, CBCP
ACP Atlanta Chapter
Synchrony Financials
Chamblee, GA
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Telephone: 706 968 0049

Industry: Government and Disaster Recovery
Geographic Availability: Anywhere, but Southeast US is easier
Honorarium/Fee: Not expected but appreciated if offered
Expense Reimbursement: Basic travel and lodging reimbursement would be expected

Area(s) of Expertise: Risk Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, Business Process Management, Communications, Crisis Management, Emergency Management, Executive Involvement, Exercise and Testing Strategies, Government Compliance, Information Mining, Program Office Development, Plan Design and Development, Software and Technology, and Tools and Methodology


CRIMANDOSteven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V
New York City Metro Chapter
Behavioral Science Applications
Sparta, NJ
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Telephone: 880 404 6177 Ext. 3

Industry: Behavioral Sciences, Disaster Psychology
Geographic Availability: Primarily Northeastern US; All US and Canada when justified.
Honorarium/Fee: Yes      
Expense Reimbursement: Yes

Area(s) of Expertise: Behavior sciences applied to disaster and emergency management; violence prevention; crowd and mob behavior in emergencies; unconventional terrorism (CBRN) and public health emergencies


Herb Dowdy, CBCP
ACP Atlanta Chapter
Georgia-Pacific
Atlanta, GA
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Telephone: 404 652 2817

Industry: Manufacturing, Building Products, and Consumer Products
Geographic Availability: International
Honorarium/Fee: Yes      
Expense Reimbursement: Yes

Area(s) of Expertise: BCP program development, Best Practices for Successful Recovery, Executive Communications, and Case Studies


EdGoldbergEdward M. Goldberg, CBCP, DM, PE
ACP Connecticut Chapter
Northeast Utilities and Capella University
Berlin, CT
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Telephone: 860 665 5422

Industry: Any
Geographic Availability: Please contact speaker
Honorarium/Fee: Please contact speaker   
Expense Reimbursement: Please contact speaker

Area(s) of Expertise: Risk, Disaster and Emergency Management, and Info Technology / MIS


Jeffrey HeisnerJeffrey Heisner
ACP Connecticut Chapter
Accessibilities Disabilities Associates Life/Safety Consultants
Huntington, CT
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Telephone: 203 641 7772

Industry: Any
Geographic Availability: United States
Honorarium/Fee: Please contact speaker
Expense Reimbursement: Yes

Area(s) of Expertise: 5+ years as Associate Professor Quinnipiac University, 15+ Years providing Emergency Management (life/safety), Business Continuity (business continuance), Disaster Recovery (information technology backup (IT) and recovery, for Businesses having staff with Disabilities and Functional Needs. Develop training courses, syllabus and course outlines, instructional tools to improve Organizational Structure & Governance, Risk Assessment &Evaluation of Controls, identification of impacts and vulnerabilities upon the organization, develop strategies how to interact with people with disabilities and functional needs to assure life safety and minimize exposures and risks, during Incident Response and Operations that all staff working together as a team whether during an exercise, event or crisis will be able to assure life safety.


  Bernie PHDDr. Bernard Jones, CBCP, MBCI, CORP, ITIL v3.
  ACP Garden State Chapter
  Novartis Business Services & B. Jones BCP Consulting, LLC.
  South Orange, NJ
  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Telephone: 201 755 7557

Industry: Pharmaceutical, Health Care and Small Business
Geographic Availability: New York City Metro Area (NY, NJ, PA, CT)
Honorarium/Fee: None    
Expense Reimbursement: None

Area(s) of Expertise: Business Continuity (planning, testing, implementation), emergency management (planning, testing, implementation), organizational resilience (identifying an organization's resilience 'score', identifying areas of weakness and strength), business continuity consulting for small businesses


DAK Podium PicDavid A. Kondrup, MS SPHR
(NYPD retired, former Chief Nassau County Sheriff's Department)
ACPNY City Metro Chapter
All Business Management, LLC and Cyber Diligence, Inc.
Syosset, NY
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Telephone: 516 507 4322

Industry: Cyber Security/Computer Forensics/Human Resources/Management Consulting/Risk and Corporate Compliance/Government/Critical Infrastructure
Geographic Availability: Nationwide and International
Honorarium/Fee: Negotiable based on event
Expense Reimbursement: Greater than 100 miles from NYC: Standard travel, negotiable – contact speaker

Area(s) of Expertise: Business Continuity Planning, Business Impact Analysis, Change Management, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Crisis Management, Emergency Management, Preparedness (Including PS-PREP), Emergency Operating Plans, Grants (research and writing), Human Resources Management, Homeland Security, National Incident Management System, Incident Command System, Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, Law Enforcement, Security and Safety, Management Analysis and Planning, and Training Development and Delivery


MollyLatham 100pxMolly Latham, CBCP, CIA, CISA, CISSP, MBCI
ACP Los Angeles Chapter and National Board Director
Temple City, CA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 626 422 8064

Industry: Business Continuity
Geographic Availability: Nationwide
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: Depends on where the speaking engagement is

Area(s) of Expertise: Business Continuity, Internal Audit, Disaster History, Emergency Management


Frank LeonettiFrank Leonetti, FBCI, CBCP
ACP Liberty Valley Chapter and former National Board Director
CEO, NorthStar Advisory Services, LLC.
Lumberton, NJ
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 609 267 9245

Industry: IT/BC/DR Business Advisory and Consulting Services for all verticals
Geographic Availability: All of North America
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: Basic lodging and travel.

Area(s) of Expertise: All BC/DR components, Supply Chain Management, Merger and Acquisitions, Regulatory and Compliance


MichelleLowtherMichelle Lowther
ACP North Texas Chapter
Principal, Continuity Housing
Frisco, TX
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Telephone: 832 594 8286

Industry: Contingency Planning
Geographic Availability: National
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: Please contact speaker

Area(s) of Expertise: Strategic Hotel Sourcing, Hotel Contract Negotiation, and Hotel Site Inspections


Kathleen Lucey, FBCI
ACP NY City Metro Chapter
Montague Risk Management
Astoria, NY
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Telephone: 516 384 6437

Industry: BC/DR/Risk Management/Governance
Geographic Availability: Northeast only unless expenses and fee paid.
Honorarium/Fee: Depends on size of audience and topic. No fee for ACP Chapters.
Expense Reimbursement: Required: transportation + at least 1 night's hotel for out of area engagements.

Area(s) of Expertise: Strategic issues, "Black Swans in BC", Overall Continuity and Risk Management Governance, and Testing/Exercising (organizing, executing)


Brian L. Mackay, FBIC, CBCP, CHS-III
ACP Liberty Valley Chapter
Siemens Medical Solutions
Malvern, PA
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Telephone: 610 219 8049

Industry: Healthcare IT / Application Service Provider
Geographic Availability: US Continental
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: Negotiable / actual expenses

Area(s) of Expertise: Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), Weighted Risk Assessments (Physical Plant / Site Security / Info Security), BCM Methodology, Practical Work Area Recovery, Homeland Security/Response to Terrorism/Bomb Threat Assessment, Exercise and Testing, Strategies, Incident Response, and CERT


cheyene marlingCheyene Marling
ACP Orange County Chapter
BC Management, Inc.
Huntington Beach, CA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 714 565 8006

Industry: All
Geographic Availability: National
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: Please contact speaker

Area(s) of Expertise: Career Planning, Hiring Top BCM Talent, BCM Program Benchmarking, BCM, and Compensation Benchmarking


PhilipOppenheimPhilip Oppenheim, CBCP
ACP Old Dominion Chapter
Continuity Information Support Services
Chairman of International Continuity Oversight Board
Glen Allen, VA
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Telephone: 804 386 8220

Industry: Multiple including/Banking/Insurance/Manufacturing/Real Estate/Retail/Oil and Gas Geographic Availability: Open
Honorarium/Fee: Negotiable
Expense Reimbursement: Negotiable

Area(s) of Expertise: Business Continuity Program Implementation, PL 100-53: Title IX, Change Management, and Continuous Improvement


Emanuel PaytonEmanuel Payton, CBCP, MBCI
ACP DC Chapter
Xerox Enterprise Solutions
Elkridge, MD
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Telephone: 410 540 8624

Industry: IT, Health Care, Government
Geographic Availability: International and United States
Honorarium/Fee: Negotiable
Expense Reimbursement: Airfare, transportation, hotel, per diem

Area(s) of Expertise: Notification, BCP, DRP, Information Assurance, Information Security, BC Planning and Design, Business Impact Analysis, Communications, Compliance, Crisis Management, Emergency Management, Exercises and Testing Strategies, and Risk Assessment


KeithPorterKeith Porter, Professional Engineer and PhD
University of Colorado Boulder and SPA Risk, LLC
Denver, CO
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Telephone: 626 233 9758

Industry: Engineering Risk
Geographic Availability: North America
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: None

Area(s) of Expertise: Earthquakes and other natural disasters


Ginnie 2011Virginia (Ginnie) Stouffer, FBCI, MBCP
ACP Liberty Valley Chapter
Aforethought Consulting, LLC
Lansdale, PA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 610 246 9592

Industry: DR / BCP for all Industries/Higher Education/Non-Profits
Geographic Availability: National, Caribbean
Honorarium/Fee: None expected
Expense Reimbursement: Yes for travel more than 100 miles from Philadelphia, PA

Area(s) of Expertise: Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, IT/Data Centers, and Information Security


strong ppBrian Strong, CBCP, MBCI
ACP Northeast Florida Chapter
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.
Jacksonville, FL
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 904 905 8743

Industry: Insurance
Geographic Availability: Southeast US
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: Negotiable

Area(s) of Expertise: Business Continuity and Crisis Management, Strategic BCM


Mike ThomsonMike Thomson
ACP South Texas (Houston) Chapter
ImpactWeather, Inc.
Houston, TX
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Telephone: 281 757 3165

Industry: All
Geographic Availability: USA
Honorarium/Fee: Negotiable
Expense Reimbursement: Travel and lodging if needed

Area(s) of Expertise: Business continuity standards (Title IX, NFPA 1600, BS 25999, ASIS)


TurnerAnneMarieAnne Marie Turner, CBCP
ACP Eastern Great Lakes Chapter
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
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Telephone: 585 784 6135

Industry: Healthcare
Geographic Availability: National
Honorarium/Fee: None
Expense Reimbursement: Please contact speaker

Area(s) of Expertise: Tools and Methodology, and Regulations