The first time you experience Tamara Buie’s smile, there is no doubt she hails from the Golden State. Her energy and enthusiasm for all the people in her life make her the perfect person as Level Legal’s first Chief People Officer, building and growing a culture that our people want to be a part of for the long game.
And the long game is her sweet spot. After Tamara’s mom forbade her to continue her teenage “theater geek” days in college, Tamara discovered her passion at the intersection of psychology and business, studying both as an undergraduate and then achieving her masters in industrial organizational psychology. She found her way to Human Resources (although she prefers not being referred to as “HR”), building and growing entire divisions for large corporations. Tamara also did a stint as a consultant, but her passion for building and growing long-term relationships with her colleagues brought her back to a place where she can dig deep to develop the people and culture in her care.
Relationships are everything to Tamara, if that isn’t obvious yet. Her parents now live with her to be close to their grandson, and Tamara’s extended family vacations together each year (somewhere sunny of course!). “If I feel myself becoming tired or burnt out with anything at work, I take time off with my family and let go.”
Tamara is the ultimate professional. She seeks fairness. She gives the benefit of the doubt. And she shows up for her people selflessly.