2022 Woman of Influence: Tara Pettersen

Women of Influence Tara Pettersen

As chief compliance officer, Tara Pettersen has spearheaded a complete transformation of her department to better protect the company and its consumers from risks or losses. Pettersen manages over 11 departments within risk management, provides the essential framework that guides key stakeholders’ decisions and still finds the time to touch the hearts of every single member on her team.

Throughout Pettersen’s 29-year career, she has maintained a distinct leadership style that inspires those around her to reach for greatness. She mentors risk managers with grace and kindness, acting as an instrumental aid in their career development. 

Since joining CMG in 2014, Pettersen trained and guided multiple employees who have risen into leadership roles. She hired more than 50 new team members within the last year, redesigned the department’s framework and eventually transformed the compliance department into what is now the company’s risk management department. She has built a team of talented compliance and risk professionals. 


Tara Pettersen


Chief Compliance Officer

Company Name:

CMG Financial

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