Tara Myers is a Principal and Risk Manager with over 30 years of experience at Nashville based, Earl Swensson Associates (ESa), an architecture and interior design firm with 190+ employees, specializing in a variety of building types, including Healthcare, Senior Living, Corporate Office, Hospitality and Education.  She earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati and spent a large part of her career as a Senior Design Manager in the Hospitality, Corporate Office, and Healthcare markets.  Over time, Tara’s role has shifted to serve as ESa’s in-house Risk Manager, managing contracts, coordinating firm-wide liability education, and serving as a liaison between ESa, their outside attorneys, and insurance representatives. In addition to her other management roles within the firm, Tara is an EDAC and LEED Accredited Professional, and serves as a wellness thought leader, promoting sustainability and the creation of healthy environments.

A 2016 Alumni of Leadership Middle TN, Tara has been active throughout her career with several industry-related and non-profit organizations.  She has served the AIA at a variety of local and state offices including President of Middle Tennessee AIA in 2006 and is currently serving on the AIA National Documents Committee.  She actively provides leadership and mentoring through many organizations including AEC Power Women, Women In Healthcare, ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and Urban Plan, ACE Mentor Program, the Academies of Nashville, Nashville State Community College, the Boy Scouts of America and the American Heart Association, and was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a 2015 Woman of Influence for her work as a Community Supporter. Tara has a passion for mentoring and giving back to the community, especially as it relates to the development of youth and young adults into future leaders.

Tara now serves on the AIA Contract Documents Committee as Vice Chair.