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Tara Puckey is the founder and CEO of GrayRails Consulting Co, an organization dedicated to fostering bold innovation through the power of people. She’s also the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Radio Television Digital News Association and Foundation (RTDNA/RTDNF), where she focuses on cultivating and managing business partnerships, procuring grants, creating new developments and other strategic endeavors. Throughout her career, Tara has trained more than 1,300 journalists, organizational staff and board members in effective leadership, business operations and technology, and worked with countless associations and organizations to build strategic plans for a successful future. In 2018, she was named to Association Forum’s Forty Under 40 for her work with a variety of associations and involvement in state and national association organizations. She has a journalism degree from Indiana University-Purdue University, as well as an MBA, and resides in Indianapolis with her husband and two daughters. Aside from associations, businesses and journalism, she loves craft beer, really good pens and teaching people how to be the effective, likable “boss of the applesauce.”