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Third Party Risk Association

Furthering the profession of third party risk through knowledge sharing and networking.

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The Third Party Risk Association was created out of a necessity to build a community of like-minded third party risk professionals to allow for the sharing of best practices, exchanging of ideas, and influencing of an industry.  This organization is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit.  

Activities in support of this purpose include, but are not limited to:

  1. Promoting the value that third party risk professionals and practitioners add to their organizations;

  2. Providing comprehensive professional, educational, and development opportunities, as well as standards and other professional practice guidance;

  3. Researching, disseminating, and promoting to practitioners and stakeholders knowledge concerning third party risk and its appropriate role in control, risk management, and governance;

  4. Educating practitioners and other relevant audiences on best practices in third party risk; and

  5. Bringing together third party risk professionals and practitioners from all countries to share information, experiences, tools, and techniques.

The organization was formed by Julie Gaiaschi and Jon Ehret on October 22, 2018 and is headquartered in Iowa.

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Practitioner Plans
  • Standard: FREE
  • Premium: $199/yr
MEMBER MEETINGS: Interactive monthly calls to discuss a variety of third party risk topics decided upon by members.  
CONFERENCES: In person and virtual conferences dedicated solely to third party risk topics.
NETWORKING: Online interaction with your peers through membership forums and document databases.  
SPECIAL INTEREST CALLS: Quarterly special interest calls based on your industry.
DEMOS, SURVEYS, WEBINARS: Access to third party risk management service provider demos, surveys, & webinars.
CERTIFICATIONS: TPRM professional certifications that establish credibility and demonstrate your commitment to mastering your skills and knowledge within the industry.
Vendor Member Plans
4 available plans
starting at $8,000/yr
QUARTERLY UPDATES: Receive quarterly updates with industry innovators to collaborate on practitioner needs. 
PRIORITY & DISCOUNT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Be the first to sponsor conferences and receive discounted member rates, as well as priority positioning. 
PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Work with the TPRA staff to communicate to Practitioner Members the your organization's webinars, surveys, demos, blog posts, and white papers. 
PRACTITIONER MEETINGS: Access to attend select practitioner monthly meetings. 

Note: No Practitioner Member lists will be distributed to vendors unless Practitioners opt-in to providing information to vendors as a result of a TPRA event.


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P.O. Box 824

Ankeny, Iowa 50021



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