2014 Past Events
December 9th -
Annual Holiday Luncheaon
Our Keynote speaker was Our Keynote speaker was Professor Paul Green, from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Paul Green is the Director of the Institute for Politics and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Policy Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is also the Political Analyst for WGN Radio, guest columnist for Daily Herald, the author of several books and articles on Illinois and Chicago politics. He is also Chairman of the City Club of Chicago. His latest publications, co-authored with Mel Holli, are entitled World War II Chicago and The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, 4th edition.
October 21st -
Silver Jubilee - BRPA's 25th Anniversary!!
The first speaker was Tracy Judge, from TransUnion. Her presentation was MLB & NFL crisis events over the last 25 years.
July 15th -
Public and Private Partnership Before and After an Event!
College of DuPage
Our Keynote speaker was Edward Gabriel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former Director of Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity for The Walt Disney Company
Private Sector Integration Lessons Learned from Capstone 14. presented by:
Jonathon Monken, Director, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and
Edie Casella, Project Manager, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Lake County's Public/Private Partnership
Presented by, Kent McKenzie, Emergency Management Coordinator, Lake Cook Regional Critical Incident Partnership
Sara Alexander, Deputy Director, ChicagoFIRST, and
Marc Khatchadourian, Senior Emergency Management Coordinator, Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications
spoke about Chicago's Private Sector Credentialing Program
We finsihed the day with a Panel Discussion, moderated by Tom Brady, Associate Dean and Director, HSTI, College of DuPage
Yvette Alexander-Maxie, Manager of Regional Partner and Emergency Management Agency Programs, American Red Cross
Sara Alexander, Deputy Director, ChicagoFIRST
Dave Colen, Manager Global Security and Asset Protection, Walgreens
James Joseph, Director, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
John Frese, Vice President of Corporate Services, Baxter Healthcare
May 13th -
The first speaker was Cathy Kirch, from Allstate. Her presentation was "Using ITIL to Get Closer to your Business".
The second speaker was Damian Walch, from Deloitte. His presentation was "Cyber Security: Improved Resilience Against Threats".
March 11th - Step Up Your Game - Implementing ISO 22301
JC Restoration, Rolling Meadows
2013 Past Events
December 10th -
Our speaker was STEVE HUNT, Hunt Business Intelligence
He is considered an out-of-the box thinker, working in physical security, IT security and homeland security for the past 20 years. He was recently inducted into the Information System Security Association Hall of Fame. Steve Hunt is an independent expert in IT security and physical security operations, IT and physical threat and vulnerability management, and business continuity. With his 25 years of IT and physical security innovation and leadership, you will make decisions faster and with better intelligence and analysis, measure performance more accurately, and improve the culture of your security and risk management operations. When you engage Steve, you and he will have frequent interactions and ongoing dialogue – he produces no long, tedious reports that gather dust. Instead, he will offer short, to-the-point, actionable recommendations. He serves his clients as an adviser, specializing in
- Mentoring – helping leaders to achieve success and professionalism in all aspects of security management
- Training – helping teams to learn new skills, such as measuring value or selecting technologies
- Technology selection and management – assisting risk management teams in making cost effective technology selections and then managing those technologies efficiently.
- Operational best practices – advising leaders to avoid known problems on the road ahead and achieving excellence.
October 15th -
JC Restoration, Rolling Meadows
August 13th - Golf Outing
Chevy Chase, Wheeling
July 16th -
Rush Hospital, Chicago
Rush University Medical Center
May 14th -
March 12th - Annual Training with Dr. Robert Chandler -
JC Restoration, Rolling Meadows
January 15th - Galleria of Ideas - WW Grainger, Niles
2012 Past Events
December 4th - Holiday Luncheon - Wildfire, GlenviewSponsored by:
November 6th - Security and Hurricane Sandy - Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ChicagoSponsored by:
Defensible Legacy Data Remediation - Bruce Radke, Vedder Price & Philip Favro - Symantec Corp.
Certificate Authority Compromise Risks and Response Plan - Paul Turner - Venafi
September 18th - Practitioner’s Forum and Membership Appreciation Luncheon - JC Restoration, Rolling MeadowsSponsored by:
In case you missed the great speakers we had or just want another look at the presentations, here you go...
The Business Process Recovery Scorecard - The HUB of our Business Continuity Program - Tracy Stourac, TransUnion
‘BAM’ Your BC Program: A BC Practitioner’s Practical Perspective to Re-ignite and Re-engage Your Clients - Maria Vergara, RBS Citizen Business Services
Aligning Property Risk & Protection with Business Continuity Planning - Mike Collins, JC Restoration
Successful Simulation Strategies - Paul Niser, Grosvenor Capital Management
Navistar Crisis Management: 100 years without a plan, why do we need one now? - Joe Robinson, Navistar International Corporation
August 14th - Bowling Bonanza - Pinstripes, NorthbrookThis great event was sponsored by:
June 12th - Meeting - Microsoft Technology Center, ChicagoJames (Jim) W. Satterfield is the President/COO of Firestorm. Satterfield has experience as President, CEO, and COO of various public and private companies in business continuity, communications, crisis management, environmental, insurance, reinsurance, risk management, and technology. Jim has extensive expertise in the identification of vulnerabilities and risks along with solution design.
Jim is a nationally recognized expert in the field of preparedness and crisis management. Jim has led in the development of national standards for pollution prevention, risk management, and environmental due diligence. He has spoken to hundreds of groups on risk management, crisis management, governance, and disaster planning.
Mr. Satterfield has extensive public and private company experience in the identification of problems and designing solutions. He has been President, CEO, and COO of various public and private companies in insurance, reinsurance, technology, communications, and environmental fields.
Jim led the Firestorm team that provided the crisis and media management support at Virginia Tech in response to the shootings. He is currently leading a national focus on the failure of disaster plans, the role of schools in protecting their students, and the impact of disaster discrimination.
Jim has led in the development of national standards for pollution prevention, risk management, and environmental due diligence. He has spoken to hundreds of groups on risk management, governance and disaster planning.
Jim is co-author of Disaster Ready People For A Disaster Ready America. He and Harry Rhulen, CEO of Firestorm, will publish two additional books this year: The Pandemic Scam—Why Plan?, on pandemic planning, and Luck is Not a Strategic Plan, on the governance requirements for planning.
Here is a link to Jim's presentation.
April 10th - Meeting - JC Restoration, Rolling MeadowsRegina Phelps
The workshop covered:
Incident Action Plans (IAP)
Incident Assessment Team and Process
Incident Command System (ICS)
Incident Management Teams (IMT)
Leadership in a Crisis
Role of senior management
What should you plan for?
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January 24th - Meeting - PricewaterhouseCoopers, ChicagoTom Rieger – President & CEO of National Business Innovations, LLC - Breaking Fear Barriers
Dr. Robert Popp, Founder, President & CEO of NSI, Inc.
Brian S. Tishuk is the Executive Director of ChicagoFIRST
2011 Past Events
December 6th - "Annual Holiday Luncheon" - Wildfire, Glenview
Roger Seip, Memory Training - Freedom Personal Development
November 15th - "Meeting and Leadership Program" - Allstate, Northbrook
September 20th - "Member Appreciation" - Office of Emergency Management & Communications, Chicago
Managing the Business Risks Posed by Tornados and Other Extreme Storms - Mike Smith, Senior Vice President, AccuWeather
Building Community Resiliency - The Holy Grail of Disaster Preparedness - The Joplin School Story - Dr. CJ Huff, Superintendent, Joplin Missouri Schools
20 Minutes in May...The Joplin Tornado - Steve Stockam, Manager, Joplin Regional Airport
Tornado hits airport: How Lambert-St. Louis International Airport weathered the storm - Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
August 17th - "First Annual BRPA Bowling Bonanza!"
June 21st - "The Next Generation in Data Protection & Security -- What You Should Know" JC Restoration, Rolling Meadows
Delivering Secure and Reliable Solutions in the Cloud - Ed Mondek - Microsoft
Next Generation Data Protection - Paul Mitchell - EMC - BRS Division
Are You Ready for a Severe Weather Disaster? - Jim Allsopp - National Weather Service
April 26th - "Enhancing Crisis and Emergency Communication Effectiveness" - Dr. Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. - Corelink
January 25th - "Preparing Yourself & the Enterprise” - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Sponsored by Fusion Risk Management
A Practical Approach to Corporate Threat Management Baxter International Inc. Sharon Kemerer, Corporate Director, EHS
Establishing a Grass Roots Continuity Program within your Community Timika Hoffman-Zoller
December 7TH - Holiday Luncheon – Union League Club, Downtown Chicago
November 16TH - Workshop session, hosted by John Orlando from Norwich University. (1/2 day)
September 28TH - BRPA Appreciation Luncheon: JC Restoration, Rolling Meadows (full day)
Restoration Facts presented by JC Restoration
Embracing Collaboration: Historic Disasters in Context presented by Kent McKenzie of Lake County Emergency Management Agency
July 20, 2010 - Allstate (1/2 day)
Insurance Worksheet presented by Belfor
Do You Have What It Takes To Recover? presented by Belfor
Security Surveillance presented by Ionit
Who is watchign the store? presented by Sentry
Who is watchign the store? (Video) presented by Sentry
PS-Prep – What does it Mean for the Business Continuity Practitioner? presented by Radian Compliance
Special Event - May 18, 2010 – Chicago – Jointly hosted by ACP Northern IL & BRPA
Business Continuity Management Key Performance Indicator/Key Risk Indicator Mapping presentation by Roberta Witty
April 20, 2010 – Special Training Session at Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fine Tune Your BIA presentation by Denis Goulet
March 11, 2010 (full day) - JC Restoration
Thanks to our Volunteers!
- Jim Christianson
- Ron McKay
- Laura Hees
- Mike Collins
- Nikki Domanus
- Tahiti Weaver
- Eva Swiss
January 12, 2010 (1/2 day) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
City of Chicago CERT Program Matt Doughtie / Tom Henkey
Red Cross Ready Rating David Gervino
Dec 8 Special Event – Holiday Luncheon
Nov 17 - RSM McGladrey Schaumburg, 1/2 day session
Unsuspected Risks of the 21st Century John Stagl
Audit Risks in Business Continuity RSM McGladrey
Mail Room Security In The 21st Century Randy Delfin
October 27th Pandemic Tabletop Training - WW Grainger, 1/2 day session
September 22 - BRPA 20th Anniversary – BRPA 20th Anniversary
August 18 - Special Event – BRPA Golf Outing
July 21 2009- Secret Service, Downtown ChicagoDan Johnson (Bank of America) – Program Director
We had another great BRPA meeting that took place at the Secret Service Office in downtown Chicago. This meeting was the first BRPA meeting ever conducted at this location. The room was spacious and the speakers were excellent. It was also a great network opportunity for all who attended. There were over 70 members in attendance and from the survey responses they were all very pleased with the program. Q-Tech sponsored the breakfast from Alonti and Chris Pope gave everyone an overview of Q-Tech’s services.
The theme of this meeting was ‘Are You Secure?’ There were three presentations for this meeting. The first presentation featured Robert Verenna and Joseph McCulley from the Secret Service who educated everyone on electronic crimes and internet fraud. The second presentation featured Jason Witty from Bank of America who presented ‘Potential Cyber Security Effects for Business Continuity Professionals’. The third session featured Jim Satterfield from Firestorm who presented lessons learned from actual events, how to be prepared for anything and also conducted a brief test exercise.
May 19 2009 - IBM Schaumburg (Joint meeting with ACP).
Recap of May 19th Meeting by Dan Johnson (Bank of America) – Program Director
The May meeting at IBM in Schaumburg was a HUGE success! This meeting was the first ever combined meeting with the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP). Our two Chicago-based organizations collaborated for the first time ever, allowing a great Network opportunity for all who attended. There were over 100 members in attendance and they were not disappointed. Great prizes were raffled off, the networking opportunities were the best we’ve ever had and IBM was a fantastic host, providing breakfast, lunch and refreshments to all attendees. They also hosted product demonstrations and gave site tours of their facility. What a great day!
Check out the Photo Gallery
The theme of the meeting was ‘Energize Your BC/DR Career’. The first presentation, Elevating Your Career in Business Continuity, featured Cheyene Haase from BC Management, Inc. who educated everyone on the skill sets needed to advance your BC careers and compensation. The second presentation featured John Orlando from Norwich University who presented Advancing your Career through Higher Education. The third session featured Ann Pickren from DRII who informed all attendees on Maintaining a Competitive Edge as a Business Continuity Professional. The last session was a panel discussion moderated by John Stagl from Belfor, Inc. All three speakers from this session resided on the panel to answer questions from the audience and Mr. Stagl. The panel members shared their professional opinions based on their BC/DR experiences and offered advice on how members can improve their BC careers through certifications, degrees and other education.
March 10 2009
The March meeting at the Zurich North America in Schaumburg was a very successful event! 70 members attended and our presenters hit another one out of the park. Ron Cooley (Grainger) presented Managing the Risks of Business Continuity, Tom Dziurgot (BRPA President) facilitated an open forum session with all attendees, Dr. Larry Rapagnani (GramTel) presented 10 Eye Opening Things to Consider, and Chris Gladwin (Cleversafe) presented Limitless Data Storage using Information Dispersal.