Tara Green, CSEE

Principal of Program Development | Dallas / tgreen@ojb.com

Tara Green is the Principal of Program Development. She leads OJB’s new office in Dallas and focuses on developing the firm’s park planning and programming initiatives. Prior to joining OJB in 2018, she was President of Klyde Warren Park for five years, turning it into a world-class model for successful public-private partnerships.

As President of Klyde Warren Park, Tara was responsible for keeping Dallas’ most active green space a pristine and safe environment for the 1 million guests who visit each year. She guided the strategic direction of the park and worked to generate operating capital for the non-profit, which receives no municipal funding. She oversaw staff and operations, including 1,300 free activities offered throughout the year. Tara, who has worked in downtown Dallas for more than 20 years, enjoyed seeing the thousands of visitors who came through the park every week.

Tara also brings years of experience from her past roles in the sports industry and in venue management. She was the Chief Revenue Officer at the America Airlines Center, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee for Super Bowl XLV (45) and the Vice President of Sports Marketing for the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Aside from her professional experience, Tara is committed to serving the City of Dallas where she is active in many community organizations. She serves on the board of directors for Downtown Dallas Association, Dallas Arts District, Uptown Dallas Inc. and the McKinney Avenue Trolley. She completed two terms as the chairwoman of the Dallas Sports Commission and served on the board of VisitDallas. Tara is also a past chairwoman for the National Association of Sports Commission and has earned her Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) designation.

Tara is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies. She also earned a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University. Tara currently lives in Coppell with her husband Lamar and two children, Wiley and Sydney.