Capital of Texas Chapter
Our mailing address is:
Capital of Texas Chapter of ACP
P.O. Box 13371
Austin, Texas 78711-3371
You can find the list of Capital of Texas Chapter Officers for the 2017 below. Please click on their title to contact them via email.
Texas Office of the Attorney General
Kris has been in the Business Continuity field since 2016. She has conducted BIAs, facilitated exercises, developed Business Continuity plans and lead various other projects related to a Business Continuity program. She earned a B.S. from San Diego State University and a MBA from Pepperdine University. She has been a member of ACP since 2016 and served on the board as Program Director for the Capital of Texas Chapter in 2017.
A large part of her volunteer experience has been with Amnesty International where she founded and organized conferences and events. She has been involved with Amnesty since 2017.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Sherry is the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Coordinator for the Texas Department of Public Safety. She also is involved with the Austin CERT program, serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Women of Every Color Coming Together Loving and Supporting Each other since 2004. She is the Assistant Missionary President, Youth Sunday School Teacher, and Christian Youth Fellowship Director at Joshua Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church as well.
Detective, Cedar Park Police Department
Director, Information Technology
Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust
William Tompkins CBCP, CISSP, CRP
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
William Tompkins is Information Security Officer at Teacher Retirement System of Texas. He has more than 24 years of technical, managerial and consulting experience in information technology and more than 16 in information security and business continuity. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Business Continuity Professional. He joined Association of Contingency Planner in 2016; member of Capital of Texas Chapter up to present. In 2015, elected to the Chapter Board of Directors- continuously on this Board of Directors to present. Completed Risk Management Certificate Program (Managing Safety Risk in the Workplace, Property Risk Management and Managing Organizational Risks) at the University of Texas at Austin Division of Continuing Education. Conference Chair/Co-Chair for eight business continuity/ information security conferences from 2017 to present.
Information Director & Webmaster
Harris Newman CBCP, CISSP
City of Austin
Harris has worked in both managerial and technical positions of Business Resumption/Disaster planning, Information Security as well as directing IT organizations. Harris has over 27 years experience in IT, have a BBA from UT and a MBA from St. Edwards University. He regularly gives blood and has achived 18 gallons in donations.
Longbow Consulting, Inc.
Stephen is the founder and president of Longbow Consulting, Inc, an Austin based management consulting firm providing services in the areas of business continuity, project management and IT audit. Stephen received his B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS) and maintains certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Business Continuity Professional (ABCP). He has over 13 years experience managing large scale, mission critical ERP development/integration projects, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery operations, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 audits, and process design/reengineering initiatives in matrix & functional style organizations.
Mr. Eager also serves as a special consultant to Ernst & Young (E&Y), LLP and is responsible for providing project management training to their East Coast management team.
Since 2016 Stephen has written a variety of white papers on topics such as "Business Continuity Best Practices for Small organizations", "Sarbanes-Oxley Sustainability", "Getting the most from your compliance dollars", "Recovering Failed Projects" and "Project Management Best Practices".
Actively involved in a number of professional organizations outside of ACP, Stephen is a member of ISACA, PMI, The PMI Troubled Projects Interest Group, and the Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN). He was a volunteer for ConSec 2016 and is serving again in 2017.
Through Longbow Consulting, Stephen actively supports the arts in Austin through financial contributions and volunteer work for the Austin Wind Symphony.
Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company
Ruth is the Director of Information Technology at the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Co. She is an Information Technology (IT) professional with experience in Texas state government and the private sector. Her skills and experience encompass a broad range of IT disciplines including contracting, business continuity planning, system development, and overall IT operations administration.
Ruth has served one year as Secretary and two years as Treasurer for the Capital of Texas Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners.
Melody Nunn CBCP
The 401K Company
Melody has been deeply involved in Business Continuity for the last 17 years. Instrumental in the development of EDS Continuity offering, led dozens of domestic and international Risk Analysis and Business Impact Analysis and plan development efforts. ACP board member and American Red Cross volunteer for 5 years.
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