Tara Lilien

Chief Talent Officer

I’m passionate about people, I love to travel & spend time with my kids and I am (usually) able to stay cool as a cucumber.

Tara leads all things people for Peppercomm. She joined the firm in 2018 and is responsible for talent management, development, engagement and acquisition for the agency. This includes creating an employee experience that address the needs of both our business and team with the goal of being a sought after place to work where people can build and grow their careers. Tara is also a member of the executive team, which sets the overall business strategy at the agency.

Prior to joining Peppercomm, Tara was the U.S. Human Resources lead at Cohn & Wolfe, a WPP agency. There, Tara worked across five offices to drive talent initiatives for the agency and attract the best talent in the industry to the firm. Earlier in her career, Tara spent 15 years at MSLGROUP, a Publicis agency, working across the North America region with a focus on helping to consistently drive HR and business with a specific focus on workforce planning, HR strategy development, employee policy and programs, mobility, diversity and inclusion and employee relations. At MSLGROUP, Tara created innovative programs including Flexibility with Accountability, Beyond Boundaries and the Summer Insiders Challenge Program. Tara began her career as an employee programs specialist at Conde Nast.

Tara is a born and bred New Yorker and a graduate of American University in Washington, DC where she received a BA in Public Relations.

Tara is an active member of SHRM, has been featured in PR Week and was one of the founding members of Viva Mama while at Publicis.

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