Professional Profile: Tara Bono 2018

Tara Bono

Name: Tara Bono

Title: Manager, Customer Experience and Community Partnerships

Company: EmPower Solar and Storage; Board Member of LISEIA

Location: Island Park, NY

Birthplace: Queens, NY

Education: Bachelors - Stony Brook, MPA - Baruch

First job: Citizens Campaign for the Environment

First job in real estate or allied field: EmPower Solar

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I have been a manager at EmPower Solar for the last five years. Going forward, I plan to help the company expand into new territories and programs to help deploy more clean energy!

How do you unwind from a busy day? A walk through Heckscher State Park with my fiancé and dogs or training in the gym for my upcoming Fight for Charity in November!

Favorite book or author: Currently reading “Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts and enjoying it!

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Dave Matthews Band, “Come Tomorrow” 

One word to describe your work environment: Open

Rules to live by in business: You never know who you’re talking to, or what door could open for you next. Remember that “Decisions are made by those who show up.”

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?

What is your dream job? It changes often, but if I could, I would move to an off-grid solar powered home upstate and be a haven for shelter dogs waiting to be adopted.