Tara is currently the Marketing & HR Director at Core 3 handling marketing and human resources including social media, graphic design, video creation, website management, SEO, PR, internal and external communications, benefits, onboarding, training, employee relations, recruiting, HRIS, performance management and special HR & marketing Projects. She embraces the gig world by continuing her own consulting company (Desmond Digital Designs and Marketing Consulting) part time. Previously she worked as Marketing Director at IPI Wealth Management and at COUNTRY Financial in HR for 10 years. Tara has served on several committees and boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mclean County, YWCA RSVP committee, Women of Distinction committee and Bloomington-Normal HR Council board. She began serving on the BNHRC Board in 2014 as a Program Co-chair, and has been in several other roles including Technology Director and President. Tara graduated from SIUC in 2005 with a specialization in Advertising Integrated Marketing Communications.