I will always associate Tamara with one of the most successful people initiatives we have ever had at McDonald’s - the Voice of McDonald’s, a worldwide singing contest for all of our restaurant employees.Tamara was there for us from the start in 2006, helping to design the judging criteria and serving as a judge herself. Every two years, the contest culminates with 12 finalists joining us at our Worldwide Convention. We had more than 10,400 contestants compete for the $25,000 grand prize in 2010.
As a voice teacher, she helped these young people cope with the pressure, helping to change their lives both mentally and vocally, and making lifetime friendships in the process. I credit Tamara’s hard-working enthusiasm and dedication as a key ingredient to the Voice of McDonald’s growth and popularity. She showed true grace under pressure in helping these young singers find new depth to their talents as they participated in this event.
Tamara was a catalyst for the success of the program and it was my personal pleasure to get to know and work with her on this project.