Jeff Tarte

Jeff Tarte, Candidate for State Senate (District 41)

Jeff’s life has been dedicated to assisting companies and organizations through both professional and volunteer capacities to develop solutions to complex challenges in the healthcare, education, and information technology industries. He is a subject matter expert in strategic planning and contract negotiations.

Jeff has a long and extensive record of public service spanning several decades. He previously served three terms as the Mayor of Cornelius, and is serving his third term representing the 41st district in the North Carolina Senate.

Senator Tarte serves in the Senate as Chairman of the State and Local Government Committee as well as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Information Technology. He also serves on the Base Budget Appropriations Committee, the Health Care Committee as well the Education Committee where his focus is on higher education. He works closely with the President of the University of North Carolina System and the Chancellors at each of the 17 member university campuses. He also serves on the NC Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as on the Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination. The Senator is a member of the President's Council at Central Piedmont Community College.

He is currently on the executive team of Zennergy, an international water valve company that supplies various water conservation solutions. Senator Tarte also serves as a Senior Advisor to GeneNews through JTS Partners, a company that performs cancer risk stratification through blood testing for genetic markers. Jeff is the co-founder and retired CEO of Applied Revenue Analytics, a consultancy dedicated to assessing challenges and optimizing revenue cycle solutions in the healthcare industry.

Prior to founding his firm, Jeff began his nearly 40 year professional career with IBM and spent the majority of his consulting career as a Partner at Ernst & Young. He has consulted to clients in virtually every U.S. state, five foreign countries, and served as the interim CIO at both New England Medical Center at Tufts University and Johns Hopkins Health System.

Jeff has been recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the top 100 IT executives in the
United States. He is the co-author of “Information Technology for Integrated Health Systems,” published by Wiley & Sons.

Jeff holds a degree in Economics from the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois. Most recently he attended the Harvard University Kennedy School. He and his wife of 37 years, Dr. Nancy Tarte, MD who is a pediatrician and has served our community, have three grown children.