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Tara Dugan
Director of Consumer and Marketplace Insights at National Pork Board


Tara-Ann Dugan (Tara) joined the National Pork Board as the Director of Consumer and Marketplace Insights in 2018. With experience spanning more than 12 years across McDonald’s Corporation, Nielsen, IRI, and Hammacher Schlemmer, Tara has a strong demonstrated background steeped in syndicated research, food and food service as well as innovation, and consumer & shopper insights. Her passion is bringing quantitative and qualitative data together to illuminate the consumer story while making strategic and actionable recommendations to drive growth. Tara is a proud alum of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Roosevelt University, where she received a BS in Business Administration in 2005 and MS in Integrated Marketing Communications in 2008.

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