Heywette Elias

Heywette Elias

Project and Operations Manager

Heywette ensures the efficient flow of ADR Vantage’s day-to-day operations and works in concert with other team members to manage both internal and client projects. She is the hub that links the firm’s operations, projects, and relationships. Heywette’s professionalism, respect, and positive outlook are one of the first things our clients notice and appreciate about working with ADR Vantage.

In her operations role, Heywette tracks progress of the firm’s strategic business initiatives, manages vendor relations, streamlines business processes, ensures timely and accurate invoicing, and monitors compliance with various contract scopes and budgets. In her project role, Heywette oversees the firm’s digital footprint, supports the monitoring and evaluation efforts for a federal resiliency program, and leads mediation case management for a Fortune 500 client.

Heywette’s belief in an equitable workplace, interest in helping people, and experience in operations, communication, and project management allow her to bring significance to her role with ADR Vantage. She is also a trained mediator working toward earning her certification.

Before joining ADR Vantage in 2016, Heywette worked as a consultant and manager in operations and communications in both public and private sectors. She has held positions with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ginnie Mae, and Addis Regency, to name a few. Heywette earned her BS in Communications with an emphasis in leadership and ethics for professional roles from Old Dominion University.

Heywette lives in Northern Virginia where she enjoys cooking, organizing, and traveling.