Kay Nakamura

Speaker Bio

As Director of Client Solutions at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Kay helps nonprofit leaders find fit-to-suit tools and resources to fortify risk management programs and inspire resilience. Kay also serves as a Project Manager where she leads and supports a variety of consulting engagements for nonprofit and industry clients. During the past year, Kay has been leading two projects related to Business Continuity Planning. For the first engagement, Kay led and mentored two cohorts of nonprofit leaders through the development of custom business continuity plans. For the second engagement, Kay authored content for three online courses focused on developing practical BCPs and contingency strategies in a nonprofit.

Kay earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a Finance Concentration, from Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana) and a Master’s of Business Administration, with a Marketing Concentration, from the University of New Mexico. She has directed consumer projects across several industries and understands operational as well as program risks. Volunteering has been a big part of Kay’s life as well. She has chaired nonprofit fund raisers, fêtes, and galas, and has been an enthusiastic volunteer at nonprofits in the U.S. and overseas.

A fan of both fine cuisine and travel, Kay maps her next journey based on local specialties. One of her favorite delights is sampling spicy foods, particularly from Asia and the Southwestern United States. She has bravely tried many unusual dishes over the years, and always has a glass of milk nearby! She recognizes that the reward of tasty, spicy food comes with a bit of risk. Her personal mantra is, “Make sure you have a backup plan!”

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