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BCPA 25th Anniversary CELEBRATION! A Walk Through the BCDR world from the 80s to Present

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102


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Join your fellow BCPA members at our BCPA 25th Anniversary CELEBRATION on December 12, 2019! 


 This is a voting meeting with a guest presentation by Fred Klapetzky! 


It will be held at:

                         Happy Gnome (Firehouse Room 2nd Floor)

                      498 Selby Ave.

                      St. Paul, MN 55102 


Parking:  Parking lot onsite and street parking 


NOTICE: The Firehouse Room is located on the second floor of a historic building. The only access to the room is via a 20-step staircase; no elevator is available. All amenities are available on the second floor, including restrooms.


Lunch options:

  • Beverages: Soda and Coffee included 
  • Chicken Breast - Yukon Potato Puree, Asparagus, Marsala Sauce


  • Vegetarian Risotto - Season Vegetable Risotto


 COST:  ***Free for Members and $45 for Guests



Open Board Member Roles (two-year terms):

  • Secretary
  • Program Director
  • Membership Director
  • Social Media/Publicity Director 



  •  11:45am  - Arrival, Check-in
  •  12:00  - Sit-down Lunch Served
  •  1:00pm  - BCPA Meeting and Voting
  •  1:30pm  - A Walk Through the BCDR World  - Fred Klapetzky



A walk (hopefully full of entertainment and good memories) through the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery world from the 1980s through today.  We’ll look at what we did in the past, what we are doing now, what has changed, and what has remained the same.  In some cases, we ended up back where we started, in others, we are still seeking direction.  We’ll be asking for audience sharing and some quick stories and recollections.  The goal is for us to have a fun time reminiscing and a quick look at where we might end up. 





Fred Klapetzky, CISSP, MBA 



Current Responsibilities

 Fred is the CEO and Principal Consultant for A Going Concern, Inc.  He is responsible for consulting leadership on all projects for the company.



Fred has been working in corporate operations, information systems, and disaster recovery/business continuity since 1981.  Prior to founding A Going Concern, Inc., Fred was a Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Marsh Risk Consulting’s Business Continuity Practice; a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, where he was the Midwest Area leader for Ernst & Young’s Recover Practice; and a regional information security manager and facility security officer for Lockheed Martin. He also served 12 years in the United States Air Force as a commissioned Officer and the last six of those years as a Federal Agent for the Office of Special Investigations – Chief of Computer Crime Investigations for the Western US Region.


Fred has performed technology and business continuity assessments, evaluations, designs and planning for Airports, Higher Education, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Insurance, Health Care, Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Telecommunications, and e-commerce clients. With his expertise, Fred has also assisted several State CIOs with strategic reviews and specific recommendations as they develop their enterprise security and recovery/resiliency operations.


Fred has developed and presented courses at Secure 360, the Disaster Recovery Journal, and CPM trade shows.  He is also adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School where he teaches the online Crisis Management course.


Over his career Fred has managed numerous multi-million-dollar projects with the United States Government and Fortune 50 companies. 


Questions - info@bcpa.org


Come Join US! 

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