WMMC Announces Executive Director of Communications & Development

WMMC Announces Executive Director

of Communications & Development

Tara Carlyle, MBA, Named Executive Director of Communications & Development


Warrensburg, MO (March 20, 2017)—Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is pleased to announce that Tara Carlyle has accepted the position of Executive Director of Communications & Development.

This new role is an important step in moving towards the marriage of all philanthropic and communication efforts as the WMMC Foundation and medical center continue to grow. Tara will transition to the new position over the next two weeks.

In her new role, Tara will oversee the WMMC Foundation (in partnership with the Foundation Board), all hospital communications efforts and collaborate on strategic planning initiatives.

“I’m honored to accept this role and look forward to working alongside the WMMC Foundation,” said Tara Carlyle, Executive Director of Communications & Development. “This strategic partnership is evolving to ensure advanced healthcare to our greater community for years to come.”

Tara has been a part of the WMMC team since September 2006, with extensive experience as a results-driven leader who is dedicated to making WMMC our region’s choice for health care. During her time at WMMC, she has proven success in marketing initiatives, event execution and relationship development. Highlights from her career with WMMC thus far include multiple branding campaigns, launching the hospital’s first-ever social media platform, the current process of creating a more patient-centric website experience and the growth of the community/business relations efforts.

She is actively involved in the community with participation in various civic and service organizations, and is currently serving her second year as the Co-Chair for the Johnson County Heart Walk, which raised nearly $50,000 last year.

Tara has over 10 years of healthcare experience and has served in a variety of leadership capacities. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with an emphasis in Marketing in 2009 from UCM. By advancing her education and WMMC’s communication efforts, Tara advanced to the Director of Business Development upon receiving her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from UCM. When asked to take on the Director of Marketing role in 2016, Tara gladly accepted the additional responsibility as the Director of Marketing & Business Development.



Contact: Tara Carlyle

Executive Director of Communications & Development

(660) 262-7497