Chief Operating Officer; Washington, D.C. & London
TARA IS THE MESSINA GROUP’S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER. She joined the company as a founding member in 2013 after multiple roles in President Barack Obama’s campaigns and White House.
As a member of the senior management team, she oversees day-to-day operations in the DC office and focuses on the company’s international political work. Tara has worked in politics domestically and abroad for over ten years.
Tara has led international political campaigns for TMG in six countries, including the company’s work for David Cameron’s victory during the 2015 UK general election. Previously, she worked for President Obama for seven years, ultimately serving as an associate director in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs where she managed the President’s relationship with state legislators and state attorneys general. She also served on the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns, and previously worked in the White House Office of Political Affairs, White House Operations, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and the 2008 Presidential Transition Team.
Tara lives in Washington, DC. In her free time, she enjoys training for races, having completed multiple marathons, half-marathons, and triathlons. Tara received a B.A. with honors from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.