Tara Bachman

Position title: Assistant Director, Project Portfolio Management

Email: tara.bachman@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-1466

445 Henry Mall
Room 505
Madison, WI 53706

Tara Bachman Headshot

Tara Bachman joined the Office of Strategic Consulting as a project portfolio manager in May 2018. In addition to her role as project portfolio manager, she launched the Project Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) to support the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration’s strategic portfolio. Tara oversees the PPMO’s implementation and operations. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). While at DHS, Tara held multiple positions including policy analyst, project manager, project and portfolio consultant, and information technology (IT) project portfolio manager. In addition to her experience at DHS, she has also managed projects and grants, provided project portfolio management expertise, and consulted with clinics and hospitals implementing process improvement initiatives for the Wisconsin Medical Society. Tara started her career in hospitality management and combines her experience in business operations and strategic planning with her expertise in project and portfolio management.

Tara has an MBA and is a certified project management professional (PMP).