Tara Renner grew up in Cleveland and then moved to Skaneateles, NY. She currently resides in North Syracuse. She graduated from Bethany College, with a major in Spanish, lived abroad in Spain for 1 year, earned her Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management, with a concentration in Finance, and then went on to get her M.B.A. in Finance from Syracuse University.
Tara owned Adams Travel in Auburn for 14 years and has worked as an accountant for various companies, holding positions ranging from Accounting Supervisor to Controller. Most recently she worked for Time Warner Cable and as the Controller of the local Longhouse Boy Scout Council. Currently she is retired.
Volunteering has always been a huge part of Tara’s life, including being a Rotarian for 30 years, working with HumaneCNY, being a Big Sister, and holding Board positions with Cayuga County’s SPCA, United Way, and Chamber of Commerce in years past. Her passions include rescuing cats, wildlife, travel, and photography.
After listening to Dick Blansett talk about Honor Flight Syracuse during a Rotary meeting, Tara was so moved by what HFS does that she volunteered to help out on the HFS audit committee, eventually chairing the committee. During early 2016 she joined the Board of Directors. Tara has volunteered at the airport during multiple missions, both in the send-off and at the Welcome Home. She loves interacting with the Veterans and helping make sure they have an incredible, and memorable, special day.