Tarah is a trailblazer and role model for many at ALKU. Throughout her career she has taken many chances and leaps of faith, which have landed her to where she is today. Read on to learn more about Tarah!
What is your favorite podcast?
I don’t typically listen to podcasts, it is mostly because they make me fall asleep, but I am determined to get into them. I read a lot, typically fiction – thrillers, dramas, sci-fi & historical fiction.
Who would you want to have coffee with?
I would love to have coffee or tea with Emma Watson. Firstly, because I’m obsessed with the Harry Potter series & secondly, I think she’s an extraordinary and inspiring woman. She once dined at the restaurant I used to work, unfortunately, my manager wouldn’t let me be her server because I was too excited.
What ERGs are you a part of?
I am a part of the ALKU Women Empowered (AWE) ERG!
What ALKU Gives Back events or programs have you participated in?
I have participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids for the last 8 years, I was a member of the ALKU Scholarship Committee, and have volunteered at the Lazarus House.
Are you involved in giving back in your local community?
I am part of a volunteer organization for dog rescue at LastHopeK9.
What’s your career theme song?
“Walking on a dream” -Empire of the Sun
What app can’t you live without?
My Amazon app, I have a problem.
What is your favorite office lunch spot?
I love La Rosa’s and my favorite is the Caprese sandwich. I also love to cook and bring my own salads and soups for lunch!
What is your go-to pick from the snack closet?
When available, my all-time favorite snack is Tostitos chips and salsa. My guilty pleasure from the snack closet is Slim Jim’s.
How do you Have Fun Working Hard™?
I absolutely love the craziness of the job and thrive in a busy environment. I love to joke around with my teams and see them having fun. Celebrating, highlighting accomplishments, and just enjoying the day-to-day make this job fun.
What is your biggest career advice?
Find your voice, and learn how to use it. Also, be willing to make sacrifices to build the career you want. Some of the best outcomes and stories come from those that are willing to take risks.
Tarah started at ALKU in November of 2013 after being referred by Payroll/Billing Manager, Lauren Pacella. Tarah started at ALKU as a Quality Recruiter and then was moved to the Pharmaceutical division. She has been instrumental in the growth of the Pharmaceutical group from both a sales and recruiting perspective.
Today, as the Senior Director of Pharmaceutical and Government Sales, Tarah manages the entire account management side of the Pharmaceutical brand. She leads the growth of the Pharmaceutical QVC, AR&D, and RS divisions and is responsible for the development of the management team overseeing these groups as ALKU grows.