Tara has transitioned out of leadership of Create Common Good, and remains on the board. She is now the Founder and President of Fathom, and is the Global Impact Lead with Carnival Corporation.
Tara Russell is the global impact lead of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest travel and leisure company. Prior to Carnival Corporation, Russell was Founder and CEO of Create Common Good, a non-profit social enterprise that provides training and employment to refugees and a wide variety of other populations with barriers to employment. Russell created CCG in 2008 in order to use food to change lives by empowering for self-sufficiency through a creative food-production social enterprise production model.
In 2007, Russell was part of the founding team of Jitasa, a for-profit social venture that provides affordable financial services to the non-profit industry. Prior to this, Russell spent four years in Thailand, where she offered pro bono small business development training to nongovernmental organizations. Russell also co-founded NightLight, an international organization that addresses the complex issues surrounding sex trafficking and exploitation.
Russell started her career with a number of Fortune 500 companies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is married with two children.