Tara Ruszkowski is a solution-oriented public affairs strategist with a twenty-five year track record working with a wide range of corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. Her specialty is strategic counsel and problem-solving that integrates the perspectives of policy makers, third parties and the media. She has worked extensively in the health and pharmaceutical sectors developing and implementing public affairs, communications and crisis management programs. She also counsels clients on grassroots citizen engagement campaigns, messaging, corporate communications, and regulatory and legislative initiatives. Ms. Ruszkowski is a former US Congressional staffer. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department at George Mason University, and as a member of the Department’s Insight Committee, an external advisory board.