Julie Gaiaschi, CEO & Co-Founder
Julie, CISA, CISM has over 13 years of technology and information security risk experience, with the last 10 years specializing in vendor risk. She began her career as an Auditor for a major logistics organization in Memphis, TN. There she performed international and domestic audits before moving to the mid west. In Iowa, Julie was a Sr. Information Technology Auditor for a major healthcare payer. There she performed various technical reviews, to include a variety of vendor reviews and onsite visits. Her Information Security department then hired Julie to develop and lead their Third Party Security program.
It was during this time that Julie saw a need to benchmark with various other organizations to address program immaturity and resource constraints. With a fellow constituent, she then developed a third party risk roundtable, which grew into the TPRA. Julie's hope is to create a space where third party risk professionals can come together, share ideas, and influence an industry.
Julie currently resides in Iowa with her family. She enjoys cooking and traveling. Julie holds a Bachelors of International Business degree and a minor in Economics from Mississippi State University.
Crystal Berg, Treasurer
Crystal, CPA, CFA has 20 years of audit experience. She currently works for a large health insurance carrier, focusing on financial controls. Crystal graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting in May 2000. She received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in July 2000 and obtained her Certified Fraud Auditor (CFA) designation in July 2013. She loves to volunteer and has held many roles in various professional organizations, including Treasurer, Conference Chair, and Board Member. Crystal enjoys helping to advance the her profession by networking with others in the industry, brainstorming solutions, and learning how to effectively communicate.
Crystal lives in Urbandale, Iowa with her family. She enjoys movies and family walks.
Corinne Elscott, Secretary
Corinne, CPA has 17 years of auditing experience working in both government and private industry. Her background includes governmental fraud investigations and, most recently, Health Plan compliance programs. Corinne is a Certified Public Account and received her Bachelors of Arts in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Iowa.
Corinne lives in Altoona, Iowa with her family. She enjoys traveling and instructing cardio kickboxing classes at a local gym.