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  • Alabama Recovery Coalition For the Financial Sector [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: The State of Alabama (first Coalition to cover an entire State)

    Current Membership: Financial institutions (banks) in the State of Alabama.

    What They Do:

    The Coalition meets three times per year conducting in person meetings. Additional meetings are conducted as needed based on situations that occur in the State which are typically webinar/conference calls. The Coalition served the banks in the State during and in the aftermath of the 2011 Tornado event that affected two thirds of the State. We have served during winter weather events and have trained on other threats to the industry such as cybersecurity, active shooter situations and other areas of concern.

    Contact:

    David Long, Chair of Alabama Recovery Coalition for the Financial Sector
    David.Long@bryantbank.com
    205-912-2065

  • Alaska Financial Services Coalition for Business Continuity [ View On Map ]

    Region Contact(s)
    State of Alaska Pat Berry

    Credit Union 1

    berryp@cu1.org

    907-339-8279

      David Long

    Bryant Bank

    Alabama Bankers Association

    205-912-2065 david.long@bryant.bank.com

     

  • ArizonaFIRST Coalition, Inc. [ View On Map ]

    REGION Contact(s)
    State of Arizona Mathew Papworth

    mathew_b_papworth@vanguard.com

     

      Jan Williams

    President, Arizona First Coalition president@arizonafirst.org 480-224-7396

     

  • Arkansas Bankers Coalition for Disasters and Emergencies [ View On Map ]

     

    REGION Contact(s)
    State of Arkansas Jay Clevenger

    jclevenger@mylibertybank.com

    870-268-1941

  • California FIRST [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included:    The state of California

    Three regional committees:
    • BARCfirst – San Francisco Bay Area
    • CenCalfirst – Central California (Modesto to Bakersfield)
    • SoCalfirst – Southern California

    Current Membership: 92 members

    Financial institutions, federal, state and local law enforcement, local and state government emergency preparedness offices

    What They Do:

    Californiafirst holds both virtual and in person meetings throughout the year. There is no set monthly meeting calendar. In person meeting topics include meetings with local emergency managers, round table discussions, and workshops. Virtual meetings focus on educational webinars and sharing of good practices.

    An information sharing brief is distributed to the membership every 2 weeks.

    Situational awareness briefs have been shared with members for events such wildfires, storms, and special events like the Presidential Inauguration.

    Contact:
    Monika Stoeffl
    Executive Director
    mstoeffl@calfirstcoalition.org
    925-315-9277

  • ChicagoFIRST [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: Chicago Region, including Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will counties.

    Current Membership:

    Established in 2004, ChicagoFIRST is an association of 27 banks, exchanges, insurance and other companies that specializes in protecting critical infrastructure in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Our strategic partners include federal, state and local law enforcement as well as city, county, state and federal emergency preparedness and response agencies.

    What They Do:

    Full time staff provide situational awareness, working groups, exercises and roundtable discussions for members to explore best practices; test their cyber, business continuity and physical security emergency response plans; and effectively align and integrate their preparedness and crisis response with the public sector. In 2016, ChicagoFIRST worked extensively with its public-sector partners to coordinate the response to many unpredictable and disruptive protests in Chicago’s central business district.

    Contact:

    Michael Carano
    Executive Director
    michael.carano@chicagofirst.org
    312-528-9005

  • Financial Recovery Coalition of North Carolina [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: Entire state of NC

    Current Membership: There are 61 members and 20 resources listed for the FRCNC membership
    Financial institutions, federal, state and local law enforcement, local and state government emergency preparedness offices

    What They Do:
    How often do you meet? At least 2 times per year
    In person/Webinars? For the last 2 years, Webinars are used
    Share a successful event if you like: Our meetings are well attended by approximately 35-40% of the membership. Our best meeting was 3 years ago in person where we had 60% attendance, several speakers from the public sector, federal agencies and conducted a table top exercise.

    Contact:
    Please make the following change:
    Your Name; Teresa McCauley
    Business Title: Sr. IT Risk Analyst II
    Email: Teresa.mccauley@firstcitizens.com
    phone number: 919-716-8126

  • HawaiiFIRST [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: State of Hawaii

    Current Membership:  All Financial institutions (Banks and Credit Unions) in the State of Hawaii, county and state government emergency management agencies, State Department of Health, State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State Banking Commissioner, NCUA Examiners Office, State Fusion Center, FEMA Region Pacific Area Office, FBI – Honolulu Office, DHS – Honolulu Office, Honolulu Police Department

    What They Do:

    Address homeland security issues (natural or man-made/cyber) which could impact the State of Hawaii financial industry. Sponsors and hosts a forum dedicated to financial industry cyber protection/information and security threats.
    Full membership meetings (in-person) quarterly.
    Board of Directors meets quarterly in addition to membership meetings.

    Contact:

    Raymond G. Trombley
    Corporate Business Continuity Manager – Bank of Hawaii, and Chairman – HawaiiFIRST
    Ray.Trombley@boh.com
    (808) 694-7125

  • Louisiana Bankers Emergency Preparedness Coalition [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: Louisiana

    Current Membership: Financial institutions; financial regulators; federal, state and local law enforcement; local and state emergency preparedness officials; armored carriers

    What They Do:

    We hold nine in-person meetings around the state each April/May, and, communicate by email as necessary during the rest of the year. The state experienced three flood events in 2016 and communication between FEMA and the coalition proved to be helpful.

    Contact:
    Ginger Laurent
    COO
    Louisiana Bankers Association
    laurent@lba.org
    225-214-4824

  • Mid-Atlantic FIRST [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, Maryland with potential future expansion to Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

    Current Membership: 39 Financial Institutions

    Financial institutions, federal, state and local law enforcement, local and state government emergency preparedness offices.

    What They Do:

    Mid-Atlantic FIRST is a revitalization of the former National Capital Region (NCR FIRST) organization. The leadership team is currently meeting weekly, both in person and via webinar. Our first formal meeting took place in December – DC Inauguration Workshop. It was attended by representatives from the financial services sector (potential members), and included speakers from US Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, and DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.

    Contact:

    Robin Remines
    Executive Director
    rremines@fsisac.com
    410.322.9870

  • Montgomery 1st [ View On Map ]

    REGION Contact(s)
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia area) Tracy Gkonos

    tgkonos@gmail.com

    Co-Chairman Roberta LaRocca

    Roberta.larocca@merck.com

  • Northeast FIRST [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont

    Current Membership: 65 institutions

    Financial institutions, federal, state and local law enforcement, local and state government emergency preparedness offices

    What They Do:

    How often do you meet? Monthly webinar meetings
    In person/Webinars?
    Share a successful event if you like:
    • Co-sponsoring and planning with FEMA on Exercise Gotham Wind
    • Crisis response to Winter Storm Jonas
    • Crisis response to the Hoboken train crash
    • Planning and Information-sharing for the potential New Jersey Transit and NYC MTA strikes.

    Contact:

    Gregory M. Gist
    Executive Director, NorthEast FIRST
    Greg.gist@fsscc.org
    917-861-9853

  • ShowMeFIRST [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: Missouri (Southeast Missouri, in particular)

    Current Membership: Financial Institutions; local law enforcement, federal/state regulators and first-responders – such as SEMA; Emergency Management Directors; Health Departments; FDIC; Missouri Division of Finance; Fire Departments; and the American Red Cross

    What They Do: Initially, ShowMeFIRST met every quarter at least by telephone and had semi-annual in-person sessions. Those have really dropped off over the past few years. We would like to get back to at least an annual in-person meeting.

    Currently, members interact mostly via email sharing information and updates.

    A call tree has been established in the event of a disaster or wide-spread event.

    In June, 2014, at our annual strategic partner meeting, we were honored to have Adam Sedgewick from the National Institute of Standards and Technology present in-person on the Rollout of the New Cybersecurity Framework.

    Contact:

    Marla J. Barber
    President, ShowMeFIRST, Inc.
    mbarber@bankofmissouri.com
    (573)547-6541

    Information Security Officer
    The Bank of Missouri
    Perryville, Missouri

  • Virginia 1st [ View On Map ]

    Territory Included: Commonwealth of Virginia

    Current Membership:

    Banking and financial institutions, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the office of the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia Association of Community Bankers and the Virginia Bankers Association.

    What They Do:

    Virginia 1st addresses Homeland Security issues affecting the financial industry in
    Virginia; develops and maintains relationships with City, County, State, and Federal Agencies, and private industries that have an impact on business continuity; and enhances the financial industry’s capability to respond to and recover from disastrous situations. The organization seeks to share and coordinate the exchange of information among its members, including topics related to planning and preparedness, credentialing, and financial sector responsibilities to identify and prevent terrorism. Membership in Regional Coalitions such as Virginia 1st serves to assist members with strengthening their individual security and business continuity plans.

    Contact:

    Gary Lupton, CCP, CBCP, MBCI
    Executive Director, Virginia1st
    gluptonsr@gmail.com
    757-621-3026

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