Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM

Synopsis: Join the MSACP Board of Directors, chapter members, and guests for a round table discussion.

 As employers are discussing or finalizing decisions related to workers returning to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to share and discuss with attendees the best practices that are occurring throughout the various industries.




  • Workplace Safety (e.g. employee health screening, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning procedures, restricting business travel)
  • Employee Benefits Changes
  • Remote/Hybrid Work Options
  • Communications Plan
  • Policy Changes

 The cost is free.  Registration is required for the access link to attend the ZOOM session.

 Please register >> HERE << by Wednesday September 8th before 9:00AM


past events


Wednesday, October 14, 2020  2:00PM

Covid-19 MSACP member checkin

Please join your MSACP Chapter Board and active chapter members:

  • A check in on our members
  • An Open Forum Discussion about Dealing with Covid-19.

What works

Challenges and Solutions

Next steps – into the future

  • 2021 Board Elections

Registration is not required, simply join us at 2:00PM on the WebEx.

The session is set up for two hours but may not go that long. 

Mid South Association of Continuity Professionals meets on the second Wednesday each month unless noted here.

If your or your organization are interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming meeting may contact the chapter president - Serina Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Meetings


Wednesday, April 24, 2019  2:30PM

Active Shooter Awareness

Guest Speaker: Terry Donald - Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office

Location: Shelby County Emergency Operations Center, 1075 Mullins Station Road, C Building-113, Memphis TN

Terry Donald, a native of Memphis, Tennessee graduated from Memphis Technical High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and graduated from the United States Air Force (USAF) Non Commissioned Officers Leadership School and is a Gulf-War Veteran.

He was the Regional Emergency Services Director for the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Mr. Donald is a graduate of the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Active Shooter Trainer Course, the FBI Citizens Academy Program as well as the Active Attack Integrated Response Course. He has also completed the Advanced Terrorism Liaison Officer training for Tennessee.

Mr. Donald’s is an accomplished speaker and facilitator for the Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office, UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative), and Coordinator for the Shelby Cares Church Sheltering Program.

He received a certificate of training from New Mexico Tech in Incident Response to Terrorist and Suicide Bombings and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). He is certified in Search and Rescue and is a presenter of Active Shooter Training for the Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office.

In this ever-changing world with its imminent threats to society, Mr. Donald has developed a mission and passion for providing preparedness information for groups to help them refocus and refine their strategies in prevention, protection, mitigation ,response and recovery to both natural and man-caused disasters.

Mr. Donald’s motto is (TEAM) Together, Everyone, Achieves, More.

 Agenda Items:

 There is no charge to attend however you must register.  Attendance will be limited to the first 60 registrations.

June 12, 2019 - Active Threat

August 14, 2019 - TBA

October 9, 2019 - Cyber Security

December 2019 - Members Only Holiday Luncheon

January 10, 2018 - Terrorism - Prevention and Response 

Director Dale Lane - Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness will discuss terrorism and the preventive measures being taken by Shelby County to prepare for such events including civil violence or other community disasters.  Join the discussion about how we can prepare our organizations to respond to these types of disruptions and how the Shelby County Office of Preparedness can help us improve our communications with our internal staff on the importance of training and equipping ourselves for such times.

Register >> HERE << before January 9, 2018 at 5:00PM


Memphis office of Emergency Management has scheduled a Basic CERT class for January 25 & 26, 2018. You can register on their website: www.memphisoem.ORG/CERT



For more information contact

Charles E. Stewart

CERT Program Manager

Division of Fire Services

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office (901) 636-2602

Cell (901) 258-3805



February 8, 2018 - joint meeting with ASIS on Thursday from 11:30 - 1:00

Come hear guest speaker - Kimberly M. Drummer - National preparedness Specialit - USPS Headquarters - discuss the importance of Business Resiliency Planning.

Located at Southern College of Optometry
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Lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend.  Please register >>HERE<< for this session.

March 6-7, 2018 - FEMA Public - Private Partner Summit- register now, attendance is limited.

MSACP will be helping to sponsor, support, and host this gathering.

Hear from public and private partners about protecting assets and operations, preventing major disruptions, and developing collaborative approaches to respond to major emergencies and disasters.

Enter the password “Partnership” to access the registration site.

FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park

6903 Great View Drive North

Memphis, TN 38134

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September 12, 2018 - 2:30 until 4:00PM

Collaboration in Emergency Preparedness

Guest Speakers: Shelby County Office of Preparedness and City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management

September is National Preparedness Month!  Join the Mid-South Association of Continuity Professionals in learning how Shelby County and the City of Memphis coordinate their efforts in response to events in the Mid-South and surrounding areas.

Join the discussion about how we can prepare our organizations to respond to events in an effort to help us improve our communications with our internal staff on the importance of training and equipping ourselves for such times.

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Happen.  Prepare Now.  Learn How."
In addition to the overarching theme for the month, each week has a theme highlighting different preparedness actions.
For more information, visit

Also, we will begin our discussion on the future of MSACP and how each of our members play a vital role!

There is no charge to attend the September 12, 2018 meeting.  It will be held from 2:30 until 4:00PM

We encourage you to register >> HERE<< before Tuesday September 11th at 5:00PM


This will be rescheduled - October 31, 2018 - ALSAC – Cyber Security - Safeguarding donor and business information

Location: +TN+38105/@35.1554027,-90.0441008,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87d57ef1942af0ad:0xb9bd7bad24b9f794!8m2!3d35.1556001!4d-90.0452059" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Campus / ALSAC Building

(Check in at AW Willis Security Gate )

Agenda Items:

There is no charge to attend the October 31, 2018 meeting.

Please  register >> HERE<< before Tuesday October 30th at 5:00PM



December, 2018 - Members Only Holiday Luncheon

Please join us December 12th for the 2018 MSACP Holiday Luncheon

 December 2018 Holiday Luncheon

There is no cost for Members to attend, however you must RSVP.

RSVP using >> This Link << to register now.


Registration deadline is NOON on Friday, December 12, 2018.

If you have not renewed your 2018 Membership, or are otherwise not a MSACP Member, please click here and select from the top of the new page to update your membership status!



Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019  <  Note different date

Topic: Earthquake Awareness


February is Earthquake Awareness Month!

Drop Cover and Hold On

The New Madrid Seismic Zone is the most active seismic area in the United Sates east of the Rocky Mountains.

 Gary Patterson, Director of Education and Outreach at The University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), will share information on the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which will assist you in evaluating how ready you and your organization are to face an earthquake event.


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//,-89.8982946,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x887f9b3452ad2a7d:0x4a92e9e8df3af9fe!8m2!3d35.1020133!4d-89.8478691">Poplar Auditorium (1st Floor)
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You will need to check in at the 1st floor security desk and obtain a visitor badge.  Please wear your visitor badge and make it clearly visible at all times while in the building.

Agenda Items:

There is no cost  to attend, however you must RSVP

RSVP using >> This Link << to register now.

Registration deadline is 3:00PM on Monday, February 25, 2019





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