Tara Dowdell is a highly accomplished political and business strategist. She is the Founder and Principal of the Tara Dowdell Group, a boutique communications and strategic advisory firm. Propelled by her work ethic, passion, and emphasis on results the Tara Dowdell Group has cultivated an impressive list of clients ranging from an award-winning real estate development firm to an Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
In addition to her consulting practice, Ms. Dowdell is a noted commentator and speaker. She appears regularly on the Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Channel and My9 where she provides progressive insight and analysis on a range of political, governmental, and business topics. She can be seen weekly on the Fox Business shows, Cavuto and America’s Nightly Scoreboard. Ms. Dowdell is also a frequent guest on several other news and topical programs including the O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox and Friends, Money Rocks, and My9 News. Ms. Dowdell’s proven expertise, unique insight, and engaging style have made her a sought-after speaker. She has addressed several major conferences and organizations such as the Rutgers’ University Annual Women of Color Symposium, the National Urban League Conference, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Women in Science and Engineering, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Emerging Leaders Conference to name a few.
In 2005, after being selected out of over a million applicants, she had the distinction of competing for a job with real estate mogul Donald Trump on the third season NBC’s hit reality show, “The Apprentice.”
Ms. Dowdell is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in Government. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Center for American Women in Politics “Ready to Run” Conference and is a Trustee on Board of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey. She is also a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.