Senior Vice President
Key to winning? Original storytelling + Strategic planning + Flawless execution
Whether it is managing Peace Corps projects in Uzbekistan, tracking down a story as a reporter, or leading the communications efforts for a Congressional committee, Tamara’s wide-ranging experiences have equipped her with the instincts to recognize and craft a powerful narrative, the discipline to execute a strategic communications plan, and the relationships to ensure a story gets the attention of stakeholders, journalists, and influencers.
A farm bill veteran who previously founded a boutique communications firm that focused on agricultural policy issues, Tamara leads Story Partners’ growing farm, food, and trade practice. Previously, Tamara served as the communications director and spokesperson for the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Rep Frank Lucas, and his predecessor, Rep. Bob Goodlatte. In this role, she developed and executed the communications strategy for the reauthorization of the 2014 Farm Bill, and managed messaging campaigns to support committee efforts.
She joined the committee in 2008 after working for four years as a broadcast reporter for WVIR-NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia where she covered important national stories, including the five-year anniversary of 9/11 in New York City, the midterm election in 2006, and the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.
She is a member of the National Press Club and an “Everybody Wins” reading mentor. She is a past member and president of the Staunton-Augusta Rotary Club, and is recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.