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Heather Kadavy

Senior Membership Success Coordinator


Heather Kadavy joined the Third Party Risk Association (TPRA) in 2023 as the Senior Membership Success Coordinator. In recent year(s) Heather has been providing freelance TPRM consulting work to various organizations after retiring from a Nebraska financial institution after nearly 35 years where she oversaw and managed critical programs of the organization including Third Party Risk Management, Information Security, Physical Security, Safety, Business Recovery, Financial Crimes, Model Risk Management, and Enterprise Risk Management.  In her TPRM role she had oversight of over a thousand third party relationships, systems, due diligence reviews and contract management activities.  She developed, facilitated, and implemented training programs for thousands of employees over the years. As well as has served in board of director or leadership team roles to facilitate local, regional and state-wide peer-partnerships meetings between financial institutions, law enforcement, and other industry, external audit & regulatory participants (e.g., the Institute of Internal Auditors, Great Plains Contingency Planners, FILE, FISA, etc.). Heather is a natural born connector of people and values relationship building at the cornerstone of her career.  She encourages you to connect with TPRA and herself via LinkedIn to join in the "TPRM Global Conversation".

Heather received her bachelor's in accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has achieved numerous certifications over the years including the latest of Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP), Certified Third Party Risk Management(CTPRM), and Certified Banking Vendor Manager (CBVM). Heather currently sits on the leadership team of Lincoln Women For Good (philanthropic non-profit) and the board of directors of the Lincoln Hygiene Network a program of Poverty Impact Network (a hygiene bank non-profit).   She resides in Lincoln Nebraska along with her husband and two adult children. She enjoys spending time with her family & friends, volunteering, puzzles and baking.

Heather Kadavy
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