Barbara Scharf joined the Tamar Fink team in May 2018 as our Director of Client Service. Barbara has been a National Insurance Trust Manager and Agency Manager and comes to Tamar Fink with over 20 years of Life Insurance experience. Barbara obtained her Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) from University of St. Thomas in April 2018 and is renewing her Minnesota Insurance Producers License for Life, Accident and Health.
Barbara is a proven leader with expertise in life insurance and financial services with a demonstrated ability to champion relationship development and management with both colleagues and clients. She is adept in leading teams and communicating both internally and externally to ensure effective and transparent communications and has a history of successfully collaborating with all levels of business to promote organizational objectives and define processes.
Barbara graduated from North Dakota State University in May 1993 with a degree in Communication and Business. Barbara was also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority in college, obtained her Private Pilot’s license and was a member of the Tri College Flying club.
Barbara is passionate about living healthy and fitness competitions. She enjoys staying active which includes weight lifting, yoga, golfing, snow skiing with her family and driving the ski boat at the family cabin.
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