Tara CharmichaelADP

Tara is originally from Athens, Georgia and has lived in Marietta, Georgia for over 9 years. She has a daughter, Grace (14) and a Siberian Husky mix, Tom. She has worked as an Administrative Assistant at ADP for 11 years supporting multiple executives. Tara started in the business world as an inside sales rep at Flowers Inc. Balloons, then worked on data entry at Pennington Seed, tried her hand at graphic design at The Walton Tribune, then moved to Savannah, Georgia to open a gun and pawn shop with her husband. After the pawn shop closed in 2004, she moved back to Marietta, Georgia to start over. In 2006 she was hired at ADP – a company that would ultimately change her life. Tara enjoys hiking, camping, standup paddle boarding, movies, spending time with family and friends and volunteering at PADV.

1. Tell us about your job at ADP. What tasks does your workday consist of?

My typical workday is anything but! I support two dynamic sales teams, a Sales Executive, Vice President and Division Vice President. It’s possible to transition from complex reporting and analysis to marketing responsibilities to event planning in the span of a few hours based on the needs of my teams. My job consists of anything and everything that allows my teams and leaders to succeed. I’ve been told that I’m the glue that holds the team(s) together, and I take great pride in that.

2. What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Helping others to be successful! I enjoy supporting others and seeing them meet their goals. I love the challenge of multi-tasking, as it allows me to showcase my abilities. 

3. In your opinion, what’s the key to a successful meeting or training session?

A successful meeting or training session is achieved through attention to detail and thinking proactively about items that the presenter may need. 

4. Do you have a favorite Roam experience?

Roam in itself is an experience. Every time I walk through the doors, regardless of location, I’m treated like family. I could fill pages with examples of how the staff has gone the extra mile. The customer service is second to none! They truly appreciate feedback and take it to heart.

5. How do you most enjoy spending your free time?

The outdoors is my happy place. I love hiking, camping, paddle boarding and being out in the fresh air and sunshine. Spending quality time with my 14 year old and my Husky mix is important to me. The occasional girl’s night out is also a must!