The ACP National Board consists of 12 directors elected by the membership. Each director is elected for a three-year term and may serve two consecutive terms. The Board has three executive officer positions: chairperson, secretary and treasurer. Officers are elected annually by the National Board. The elections for vacant board seats and officers occur each year by December 31.

 

Scott ReamACP National Board Chair

Scott Ream

Scott Ream is the President of Virtual Corporation, and a business continuity pioneer, leader, author & strategist. With over 30 years in IT support, business process design & consulting services, he has leveraged his experience in the design of Virtual Corporation’s innovative products & services. His vision is that prudent, practical continuity preparedness can be cost effectively achieved & sustained. Scott has written many articles on continuity & frequently speaks at conferences. Scott has a BAS in electrical engineering & entrepreneurial business development from the University of Pennsylvania; a combined undergraduate degree from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering & the Wharton School of Business.


Cheyene MarlingACP National Board Secretary

Cheyene Marling, Hon, MBCI

Cheyene Marling has been an executive recruiter since 1996 with over 20 years specializing in the business continuity profession. In 2000 she founded BC Management, Inc. a recruitment and data research firm specializing in business continuity.

Cheyene has become an integral part of the business continuity community previously serving on the boards of ACP's Los Angeles and Orange County chapters and currently an active professional on the Editorial Advisory Board for Continuity Insights. She was also the recipient of the inaugural ACP Hall of Fame award in 2006 and most recently she was awarded an honorary MBCI by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).


Ed GoldbergACP National Board Treasurer

Dr. Ed Goldberg, CBCP

Dr. Ed Goldberg is the Manager of BC, DR & Threat Assessment for Eversource Energy and a former member of the ACP National Board of Directors, where he served with distinction from 2009 to 2014. He has been with Eversource and its predecessor company, Northeast Utilities, since 2004. Ed is currently responsible for all Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning for Eversource corporate functions, as well as the former operating companies Connecticut Light and Power, Western Massachusetts Electric, NSTAR (gas and electric) Public Service of New Hampshire, all Transmission/CONVEX and Yankee Gas companies (all are called Eversource now). He is responsible for overall threat assessment processes.

Ed has expert level knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery, and his expertise also extends to corporate culture and a safety conscious work environment. Ed is also a specialist in management and leadership, change management and IT management.

Ed received his BSEE and MBA from the University of New Haven, his Post Graduate Certificate in Computer Communication Networks from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and his Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Business Administration and Management, from the University of Phoenix. Ed is a member of the ACP Connecticut Chapter.


Bret AdamsACP National Board Member

Bret Adams, MSA,CBCP, MCP

Bret is the Continuity of Operations Coordinator for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). He has a varied background including personnel and project management, training design and instruction, accounting and finance, and records management, including both stateside and overseas. He is currently managing his agency’s continuity of operations program and has been involved in business continuity for eight years.

Bret has spoken at various events around the state including the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Emergency Management Workshop, the Emergency Management Association of Texas Symposium, and the annual Texas Emergency Management Conference, and also served as an external evaluator during Eagle Horizon 2012.

He garnered a BBA from North Texas State University (now known as University of North Texas) and an MSA from Central Michigan University, and served active duty in the Air Force including during Operation Desert Storm.


Scott BaldwinACP National Board Member

Scott Baldwin, CBCP, MBCI

Scott Baldwin is an experienced and dynamic business continuity and organizational resilience leader specializing in building relevant, sustainable and scalable enterprise programs. Before managing the Global Business Continuity program at eBay, Scott worked at PayPal, Charles Schwab and Safeway, as well as several start-ups, where he has had the opportunity to work in Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management, Compliance, Risk and Resiliency.

After studying Computer Science at Brigham Young University, Scott spent over a decade as a software engineer and IT manager. This provided him with his technical aptitude and comfort for resiliency tools and technology. Additionally, this background has provided Scott with a unique, object-oriented approach to developing resiliency programs.


 Megan EppersonACP National Board Member

Megan Epperson, CBCP, CBCV

Megan Epperson is the Associate Director of Business Continuity for Ipreo (a leading-edge technology service provider to the Financial Services Industry).

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and persued additional education classes through the US Army. She completed the Signal Officers Training Course at Ft. Gordon, GA, with a concentration in Satellite Communications & Information Technology. 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 – Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Megan began working within the Financial Services Industry in 2011, and specializes in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Resiliency, Risk Analysis, and Incident Management. In 2015, she received her Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV) certifications from the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) and is currently pursuing the international Business Continuity Institute’s Member grade (MBCI) certification. She also holds a position on the local board of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP); Middle Tennessee Chapter.

When not in the office, Megan enjoys volunteering thru the Wounded Warriors Program (WWP) to support veteran service members with disabilities.


LissetteGiorgi1ACP National Board Member

Lissette Giorgi, CBCP

Lissette Giorgi is Vice President and Risk Manager of the Treasury Management Internet Risk & Compliance team, aligned under the Information Security Officer, in Wells Fargo's Wholesale Banking Services Group division. In addition to managing the business continuity and disaster recovery program for Treasury Management, Lissette leads the Cyber Strategies recovery initiative focusing on offering continued service to Wells Fargo’s corporate and commercial customers. Lissette presents at Treasury Management gatherings across the nation, teaching treasurers about continuity planning and providing recommendations and solutions to guide them towards recovering their critical treasury functions. She is also an active participant in the San Francisco Bay Area community, collaborating with other Bay Area agencies and associations to bring summits and conferences to the industry, with the ultimate goal of having resilient San Francisco Bay Area communities.

Lissette has been with Wells Fargo since 1989. She joined ACP in 2009, and is the current secretary of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and the secretary to ACP’s Presidents’ Council. Lissette received her CBCP in 2008 from Disaster Recovery Institute, International, and was recognized with the 2012 DRII Continuity Awareness Award of Excellence.


SusanGuinn1ACP National Board Member 

Susan Guinn, CBCP

Susan Guinn is a Vice President for Citigroup Technology Infrastructure, which provides technology infrastructure for approximately 80% of Citi businesses, including data centers, network, desktops and voice systems. Susan is a corporate disaster recovery specialist who has been with the Citigroup family of companies for over 25 years. Her current responsibilities at Citi include project management of Continuity of Business (CoB) exercises, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management of the North American Data Centers. Susan is a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) as well as certified in ITIL Fundamentals.

Susan is in her third year as President of the ACP North Texas Chapter, where she has been a member since 2009. She has also served the Chapter as the Director of Programs and Director of Communications. Susan is also a member of the local chapter of InfraGard and a past officer of Coppell CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

Susan graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer Science.


Mary HerbstACP National Board Member 

Mary Herbst, CBCP

Mary Herbst is a seasoned Business Resiliency professional who has been leading Business Resiliency programs for more than 10 years and been part of technology teams for more than 20 years. She has worked in a number of different industries including retail, travel, financial institutions, health insurance, and testing organizations. Mary’s areas of expertise include Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management, and she is currently the Director of Business Resiliency for Best Buy Corporation where she leads a team encompassing all of these disciplines.

Mary’s philosophy of Business Resiliency includes both the planning for, and responding to, any significant business or technical incident with an emphasis on writing and testing “actionable” plans. As both an employee and a consultant in this space, she is passionate about ensuring that all employees know what their role is in a crisis situation and to minimize the chaos and confusion at the time of the event.


Donna JacobsACP National Board Member

Donna Jacobs, MBA

Donna is the IT Senior Director, Infrastructure Operations for the University of Pennsylvania, where she plans, organizes, and directs the activities of various aspects of Infrastructure and Data Center Operations for the University of Pennsylvania’s Information Systems, and Computing Department. She manages a staff of 45 and establishes procedures and standards of operation against ITIL principles for all facets of the technical in Infrastructure Operations business environment.

Donna is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 20000 certified. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Neumann University and her MBA, Business from Wilmington University, where she is also an adjunct faculty member teaching Graduate and Undergraduate education in various Information Technology disciplines


Charles jonesACP National Board Member

Charles Jones

Charles Jones has served as Connecticut chapter President for the last 4 years, and has been active on the chapter board since its inception in November 2005. Charles is an exceptional critical thinker and a great leader. He is well-respected throughout the contingency planning community both across Connecticut and nationally, and has played a strong role in defining the chapter's character, helping to make it an extremely active, successful and large chapter.

He is fiscally conservative in his approach to ACP business. He is very well organized and applies his deep knowledge of project management (PMP certification and he has taught project management as well) to engaging people to get things done effectively and efficiently.


Cathy RobbinsACP National Board Member

Catherine (Cathy) Robbins, MBCP

Cathy is the Director of Risk Management & Corporate Services at GuideWell Source. She oversees corporate home office support services on behalf of four operating companies, spanning 10 offices in six states, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, serving as the nation's largest administrator of the Medicare program.

Cathy’s responsibilities include establishing and maintaining programs that integrate risk management with existing management processes to evaluate effective strategies for managing the companies' risk exposure. She also leads a best-practice enterprise business continuity and disaster recovery program that exceeds stringent Federal contracting information security requirements and complies with ISO certification standards. Other areas of accountability include leading the enterprise’s incident management and safety programs and recently launched a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.

Cathy has over 12 years’ experience in the business continuity and disaster recovery profession. She received her B.S. in Health Care Administration from Southern Illinois University and her MBCP from DRI International. Cathy is also a member of the ACP Northeast Florida chapter.


There is currently one vacancy on the Board. It will be filled by appointment by the National Chair, subject to approval by the full Board.