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Three Rivers Contingency Planning Association

The primary purpose of this Association is to promote education and the exchange of information between members for the improvement and development of their capabilities relating to contingency planning in the field of business continuity and disaster recovery.

Three Rivers Contingency Planning Association (TRCPA) is a non-profit organization and its members or officers obtain no financial benefits.

TRCPA is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and membership is free to all business and individuals interested in contingency planning regardless of their location.

Meeting Dates for 2004-2005 (Locations and agendas to be announced):

Friday, September 10, 2004  (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Friday, November 12, 2004  (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Friday, January 14, 2005  (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Friday, March 11, 2005  (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Friday, May 13, 2005  (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)



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Membership is open to all business professionals involved in any aspect of the field of contingency planning. This includes the recovery of systems and end user work areas, emergency management, crisis planning, etc. Membership is also open to vendors and suppliers of goods and services, but this organization and its officers will not endorse any product or service or act as a vehicle for sales promotions to be conducted.

No membership fees or dues are charged to members for joining TRCPA or attending the bi-monthly meetings. Members are welcome to donate their time, knowledge, and an occasional meeting place. TRCPA members actively participate in the association's activities and also in the decision making for future growth.

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Chair    George Mathews
Vice Chair   Scott Beers
Business Liaison Carol Adams
Membership Director Crystal Kern 
Publications Director Sam Strohm
Advisory Board Carol Adams, Rich Archer, Scott Beers, Kathy Criss, Crystal Kern, George Mathews, Mark Rath, Chuck Rodger, Dale Saller, Mike Sotace, Sam Strohm



Government News
Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services CBS News Disaster Links
Allegheny County Local Emergency Planning Committee CNN News
City of Pittsburgh Emergency Management  Los Angeles Times
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Association Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PEMA - Pennsylvania Emergency Management Association Reuters Newswire
US Fire Administration USA Today
Weather Information  Publications & References
Intellicast  Disaster Resource Guide
National Weather Service  Disaster Recovery Journal
The Weather Channel  Rothstein Associates
World Wide Yellow Pages
American Red Cross Disaster Recovery Institute International
International Disaster Recovery Association International Red Cross
Survive! The Disaster Recovery Group




TRCPA is currently conducting a survey of its members.  We’re looking for your feedback on meeting topics, meeting locations, training opportunities, and ways to improve TRCPA.


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Positions available


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Posted May 2004 

Company: SunTrust Banks

Title: Contingency Planning Analyst

Status: Full time Employee

Location: Richmond, VA

# of positions - 2 

This person would be responsible for developing, testing, and maintaining the specific business continuity plans for the business unit for which they are responsible, and to ensure that those plans conform to specific policy, methods, and procedures as established by EBCM.  The Planner must be able to understanding the businesses, services, products offered by the LOB units, and their interdependencies with other support services or units in order to effectively develop an effective business continuity plan. The Planner must be able to gain the confidence of the plan contacts (or subject matter experts) with whom they work to gather information and develop specific detailed plans. The Planner provides status reports to the Business Continuity Coordinator named for the LOB.

The position requires excellent communication skills, project management and organizational skills, and requires that they be able to work with subject matter experts and senior management.  The Planner should possess a strong sense of urgency, deadlines, and be results oriented. Minimum qualifications: 3 years experience in Contingency planning. 3 years experience business continuity planning and coordinating test plan exercises. 3-5 years business experience and data processing systems and applications. 3 years experience using the Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, and Power Point.

 For more information, contact: 

Tanya White
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Corporate Staffing
804-319-4802 office
804-319-1811 fax

Situations wanted


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