Tarsha Polk Hearns is an experienced professional with over 20 years of combined marketing, sales, corporate training and entrepreneurial expertise. She currently serves as the Senior Director of The DEC Network. As Sr. Director, Tarsha leads a team that provides support and guidance to entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow their businesses, and connect them to additional business and financial resources in their community.
Tarsha is an engage member of the local business community and has received numerous awards including Dallas StartUp Week’s Entrepreneur Evangelist of the Year, 40 Under 40 in Collin County, Women in the Media Award and the Leadership Award from National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is an advocate for women and minority businesses and uses her gifts and talents to make an impact in the community. She has served as president of NAWBO’s Dallas chapter, served as a member of the Dallas Independent School District’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee and was a founding board member of the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce.
As an entrepreneur, author, business coach and international speaker, she is passionate about empowering others to succeed in business and life. Tarsha lists winning a contract with the National Football League for Super Bowl XLV as her biggest career defining moment to date.
In her free time, she volunteers with organizations helping high school students learn about entrepreneurship.