BC Management has exciting news for Alaska
An emerging ACP Chapter based in Anchorage, Alaska is moving closer to completing the process of officially joining ACP as our 37th Chapter.
The group of BC professionals is led by Brandon Magestro, a one-time ACP Central Arizona Chapter member who moved back to Anchorage and noticed something missing: “It was missing a community that was solely focused on this subject area (BC). There were a few groups that focused mostly on Emergency Management and public sector influence, but little that included the private sector, “ Magestro said.
His time in the Central Arizona Chapter played a big role in Magestro’s wanting to start the Anchorage Chapter. “It showed me the true value a group like ACP can offer to communities who do not have a united group of professionals focused on this industry,” he said.
The challenge Magestro encountered was an area where Business Continuity in the traditional sense is not as established as in other places. “What I found in Anchorage is that many companies assign the task of Business Continuity to Risk, Security or IT professionals. It is less common to find a professional whose title has Continuity, Recovery, etc. in it,” he said.
Still, though “Continuity” may not be in the job title, it is part of the work, and the professionals in those jobs are learning about ACP, enrolling as members and anticipating their new ACP Chapter will be open for business in the very near future.
Interested in joining? Please contact Brandon Magestro at [email protected] for information.
The BC Management team believes that the ACP along with other continuity related associations provide an excellent avenue for education and networking. Serving on a board is also a marketable credential that many of our hiring managers appreciate when seeking to hire continuity leaders.