Tara is the Director of Procurement for DS Services of America, Inc. DS Services is a one billion dollar plus revenue business with national route truck distribution infrastructure covering over 90% of the U.S. population delivering quality bottled water and coffee to homes and offices.
Tara started her career in Office Coffee Service in 2001. She has had the benefit of serving in a variety of roles within the company since then. Starting with managing the filtration side of the business, Distribution Center Manager, Corporate Asset Manager & Director of Procurement previously including activities related to supply chain management.
Prior to starting with Standard Coffee/DS Services of America, Inc. she owned and operated a New Orleans based restaurant called Tara's Cafe for 10 years. Tara's cafe was recognized for comedy shows, murder mystery themed dinners and of course, good food. She served as the National Association of Merchandisers of America (NAMA) Co-Chair in 2012. She is a volunteer for the New Orleans Bulldog Rescue and is a member/volunteer of Celebration Church in New Orleans.