The ACP National Board of Directors has released the list of candidates for the four open seats on the 2020. All seats carry three year terms.

Please familiarize yourself with the candidates so you can cast an informed vote. The online voting will take place over two week period beginning October 14. All ACP members in good standing will be notified of the voting procedure and given ballot access prior to the start of the voting.

Candidates for the 2020 National Board, in alphabetical order, are:

Mary Carrido --   document Nomination Form (65 KB)

Mark Carroll -- Mark Carroll has over 30 years of experience in Business Continuity, Risk Management and Information Technology in a variety of diverse environments and disciplines at levels that have ranged from technician to senior executive.

Currently he is the Senior Vice President and Business Risk Officer for Income Research + Management (IR+M), a fixed income Registered Investment Adviser firm in Boston.
Previously he held senior Risk and Business Continuity positions with Fidelity; Procter&Gamble/Gillette; and BIOGEN. He also served as worldwide head of IT Audit for Gillette, with responsibility for operational and IT audits globally.

He is founder and serves as adjunct faculty for the graduate degree program in Enterprise Risk Management/Business Continuity at Boston University and has been a guest lecturer at a number of colleges and firms including MIT and Clark universities.

Mark holds an MBA in Finance from Babson College and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Boston College.
He is certified in Business Continuity (MBCP and FBCI), IT Security (CISSP), IT Audit (CISA), Project Management (PMP), Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), and IT Governance (CGEIT) and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).

                          pdf Nomination Form  (120 KB)                       document Reference Letter (12 KB)

Megan Epperson -- Megan Epperson is the Associate Director of Operational Risk & Resiliency Management for IHS Markit. She is a thought leader and an innovative professional who is currently making waves within the business continuity industry. She is highly focused on implementing a single multidisciplinary approach to identifying capabilities across the entire organization. This multidisciplinary approach is an expansion of the traditional Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessments (RA) designed to encompass all risk domains such as: operational risk, business continuity, disaster recovery, incident management, information security, etc. for critical products and service.

Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, she decided to pursue additional education courses through the US Army. She completed the Signal Officers Training Course at Ft. Gordon, GA, with a concentration in Satellite Communications & Information Security. Shortly afterwards, Megan was able to utilize her education/ training as a Network Operations Officer within the Joint Operations Command in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan.

Megan has obtained three certifications within the business continuity field: Business Continuity Institute’s Member (MBCI), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV) and currently perusing the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

She also actively participates on two board positions with the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP); co-chairing the Chapter Development Committee with the National Board and serving on her local chapter board (Middle Tennessee).

                             document Nomination Form (61 KB)                        document Reference Letter (101 KB)

Dr. Bernard Jones -- Dr. Bernard Jones is an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University in the College of Professional Studies, Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security. He is a certified business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency management profession with more than 20 years of experience with the review, implementation, and management of enterprise business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency management programs.

Dr. Jones earned a D. Sc. degree from New Jersey City University in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy, a M.S. degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Emergency Management & Business Continuity, a M.S. degree from Kean University in Management Information Systems and a B.S. degree from the University of Phoenix in Management Information Systems.

Dr. Jones’ professional, research and teaching agenda focuses on organizational resilience, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection and analysis, disaster preparedness, and emergency management. He is passionate and focused on assisting organizations in quantifying their resilience posture, allowing them to work toward addressing their resilience weaknesses driving toward enhancing disaster preparedness. Serving as a business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, practitioner for the past 20+ years he has become all too familiar with disasters which have caused major impacts to organizations, communities, and individuals. His focus continues to center on how to help impart a culture of disaster preparedness, serving as a means toward enhanced resilience.

                               pdf Nomination Form  (711 KB)                      pdf Reference Letter (195 KB)

Stuart Murray -- Mr. Murray is an experienced and innovative Business Continuity professional, having spent over 20 years developing comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery programs for a variety of enterprise clients. In addition to personally performing a wide variety of Business Continuity related consulting services, he was a leading project manager with Comdisco.

He is a recognized leader in the Business Continuity industry, serving as a primary contributor on large initiatives for Fortune 100 companies in diverse fields, such as manufacturing, finance and telecommunications, as well as presenting at leading industry conferences such as DRJ, Continuity Insights, and ServiceNow’s Knowledge. Stuart has also built a reputation for delivering projects on time, and within scope and budget.

Stuart’s background includes over 25 years in IT related businesses, covering both the technical and business sides of organizations, including sales & marketing, product development and implementation support.

Mr. Murray is leading the global disaster recovery program effort at Jabil, Inc., a leading manufacturer that operates in over 30 countries with over 100 facilities.

                                 pdf Nomination Form (180 KB)                     pdf Reference Letter (87 KB)

Scott Ream -- Mr. Ream founded Virtual Corporation in 1994 specifically to assist organizations with implementation of appropriately scaled, sustainable business continuity programs. Virtual Corporation has applied this adaptable, process-centric methodology and toolkit to other large organizations including Nike, Kaiser Permanente, Sanofi-Aventis, Boeing and News Corporation.

Mr. Ream has written numerous articles on the subject of business continuity maturity and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. In October 2003, Virtual Corporation released the Open Access Business Continuity Maturity Model® based on seven years of industry research led by Mr. Ream supported by a 40+ cross-industry team of BC professionals. This landmark model provides an objective measure of business continuity program implementation and “state-of-preparedness.”

Mr. Ream has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurial Business Development from the University of Pennsylvania; a combined undergraduate degree from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering and the Wharton School of Business.

                                pdf Nomination Form  (351 KB)                      document Reference Letter (95 KB)

Ronald Williams -- Ron Williams is seeking to serve on the National Board of Directors to apply his leadership, expertise, and experience towards the growth and betterment of the ACP as a premier association of resiliency professionals who shape and support the global community of resilience practitioners.

Ron is a Business Continuity Manager at Graham Technologies with over 25 years IT experience that is comprised of Business Continuity Management, IT Project Management, Cyber Security, Risk Management, Information Privacy Management, Network Management and Technology Strategy Planning.

Ron has a MS in Information Security Management from Trinity-Washington University and a BBA in Computer Information Systems from North Carolina Central University. He holds the following certifications: Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), FEMA Professional Continuity Professional (PCP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Information Privacy Management (CIPM).

Ron is a member of the ACP Washington, DC Chapter. Other volunteer service includes a Board Member with the PMI Silver Spring, MD Chapter, Board Member of Cornerstone New Life Ministries, and member of the District of Columbia’s Community Emergency Response Team.

                                document Nomination Form (67 KB)                         pdf Reference Letter (406 KB)