Tara Wicker – Strategic Partner
Tara Wicker has a master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy Analysis. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, is the President & CEO of The W Consulting Group, Vice-President for Kingdom Builders Construction and Co-Founder of Community Builders, Inc., a community development company. Tara served for 12 years as an East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Councilwoman, and four years in the Office of the Mayor-President for the City of Baton Rouge as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. For over eight years she worked as a Program Officer and Community Organizer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation where she established five local Community Development Corporations and championed other community revitalization efforts throughout the City Baton Rouge.
Tara served as Executive Assistant for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and was the Chairman for the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. She served as Chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Planning Commission and was a member of the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC) Tara was a United Way Board Member and served as the Chairman for the Community Investment Cabinet and Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council. She is the First Lady of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church, married to her high school sweetheart, Mike Wicker, and is the mother of six children.