Tara Barnas

Tara Barnas


As the Associate Director, Head of Marketing and Communications, Tara Barnas leads Innovate Calgary's corporate marketing and communication activities. With over 15 years of diverse experience in communications, media relations, public relations, brand management, change management communications, marketing, collateral development, and event planning and execution. She also helps support University of Calgary spin-out companies with developing essential communication and marketing strategies to help their business move forward.

Expertise and background:

  • University of Calgary Alumnus (Bachelors of Communications and Culture)
  • Sr. Manager, Public Relations, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
  • Support Role, Corporate Social Responsibility, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
  • PROSCI Change Management Practitioner Certificate
  • Member, International Association of Business Communicators
  • Board Member, ASTech Foundation
  • Communications Consultant
  • Former Owner, President, Clear Communications