Creating cultural & social impact through entrepreneurship
54 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Tara Russell is the CEO & Founder of Create Common Good, a social + entrepreneurial venture serving the marginalized. Tara has worked internationally for Fortune 500 companies and NGOs. Her work spans process engineering at General Motors in Shanghai, technical sales and marketing at Intel, and product development at Nike. Tara co-founded NightLight International, an organization serving women at-risk in Bangkok, Thailand. Tara hopes to inspire others to use their talent and passion to change the world. Tara studied Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jeff, and her kids, Tyson and Lucy.
Tara is currently serving as the founder & president of Fathom, a Social Impact Travel company and the 10th brand in the Carnival Corporation & plc family of global brands. She chairs the Create Common Good board and serves in her community through various initiatives. Tara is grateful to have co-founded various non-profit and for-profit social ventures and to have been asked to build a Global Shapers community for the World Economic Forum.
Create Common Good (CCG) provides training and employment to refugees and others in need. We use food to change lives and build healthy communities. Our foodservice job-training programs help people with barriers to employment achieve self-sufficiency by marrying their talents to the needs of the community. Our food production business provides a sustainable model that supports our food training and educational programs.