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Tara is the director of people & organization development at HORNE. She is responsible for team member talent and potential over the entire worker life cycle - including talent acquisition, onboarding, learning, coaching and organization development. She also works with organizations that want to accelerate the growth of their workforce and business results.

She and her team leverage data and analytics to create innovative solutions that build and preserve cultures where high-performing talent wants to work. She helps her clients anticipate what’s coming and lean into disruption to innovate and thrive.

Tara has more than 25 years of experience in people development and coaching. She has spent years in a variety of human resource roles for large corporations. Tara is also a seasoned speaker and trainer and has designed and delivered large-scale, programs and systems focused on leadership, professional development and talent systems.

Tara earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development from Webster University. She currently holds a Professional Certified Coach credential under the International Coach Federation.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Coach Federation
  • Association of Talent Development