UW-Green Bay Staff

Tara Carr, Director

Tara Carr is an MBA graduate of AACSB accredited Saginaw Valley State University.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations from Bowling Green State University.  Currently, she is studying for a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with Marian University.

Tara Carr

Following the completion of her MBA, Carr launched into the business world and worked as a Human Resource professional for Aon Consulting, Right Management and Hewitt Associates. Her work with these Fortune 500 companies allowed her to travel throughout the country by managing high level clients. In 2007, she transitioned from the corporate world into a passionate and purposeful career in higher education. 

She began as a faculty member at Concordia University Wisconsin and shortly thereafter became the Beloit Center Campus Director and then the Appleton Center Director. Tara is presently the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

 Tara began her career as an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry in upstate New York. Over the past twenty years of restaurant entrepreneurship, management, and strategic leadership roles, Tara brings a wealth of experience and insight into the business development community and in the classroom. As a senior faculty member at Concordia University, she teaches in the Business Administration and Human Resource Management Bachelor, MBA and OLA Programs and also within the undergraduate Business Administration program at UWGB. Tara’s subject matter expertise is leadership/management, business operations/strategy and creating business plans.


David Stauffacher, Consultant 

David Stauffacher

Results-oriented, business leader with more than 30+ years of progressive experience. Leadership achievements include returning a business to profitability, implementing modifications and upgrades to existing  product offerings to meet evolving customer expectations, introducing process and procedure revisions that achieve operating efficiency and profitability.
A Strategic Partner with professional insight for in-depth understanding of business activities as an entrepreneur, marketer, as well as a banker. Committed to asking questions, researching data, providing market insight, acilitating the planning process, and yes--executing the plan.

Specialties: Strategic Planning and Execution, Business Model Design, Market Strategy Development, Media Planning, Advertising Placement (Traditional and Digital Mediums), Business Plan Development, Financial Models, Entrepreneurship.


Phone: (920) 496-2116
E-mail: stauffad@uwgb.edu


Diane Welhouse, Program Manager 

Phone: (920) 496-2114
E-mail: welhousd@uwgb.edu