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Darla Graff

Darla Graff

Third Party Risk Manager

Erie Insurance


Third Party Risk and Cybersecurity leader with experience in building and managing comprehensive and effective Third Party Risk Management programs and high-performing teams. Over 25 years of experience across multiple domains including third party risk management, cybersecurity, privacy, business resiliency, IT, regulatory compliance (PCI, HIPAA, SOX, NYDFS) and IT audit.


Leadership Characteristics

Passionate, enthusiastic, collaborative, and inclusive. Effectively manages by empowering others, strategic and forward thinking, and through risk-based decision-making.

Leadership Challenges

Maintaining strategic alignment of the Third Party Risk Management program with the rapid advancement and growth of the business, innovation, and technology, while simultaneously optimizing the processes to assess, monitor and reduce risks related to the use of third parties.

Key Take-a-ways

Third Party Risk Management has been a dynamic and rewarding career, with opportunities to make a positive impact. It requires a unique skillset that combines strong communication skills, business knowledge, collaboration, with an in-depth understanding of emerging risks, threats, and new technology, which keeps the work interesting and challenging. Also requires specialized technical knowledge and competency in multiple risk domains including risk management, cyber security, privacy, and business resiliency. Third Party Risk Management continues to increase in importance and often the largest risk to organizations as they continue to increase their dependency on third parties by outsourcing business operations, which provides visibility at the top of the organization including the Board of Directors.

Fun Fact

"I am a fine art, nature, and wildlife photographer operating my own business. My photographic art is available for purchase at local galleries, art exhibits, and my website."

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