The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach announced the hire of Tara Wilder as its new director of finance. Wilder will be responsible for the oversight of the accounting department, financial statement preparation for multiple companies, and direction of budgets and cost control. “Tara’s experience in finance will be a great addition to our team,” said Tom Sparks, General Manager of The Resort Collection. “Her attention to detail and proficiency as a leader will ensure our growth as we move toward future endeavors.” Wilder attended Arkansas State University studying accounting and business administration. With over 15 years of accounting and finance experience, Wilder’s most recent employment was with Emerald Waste Services, where she was the senior staff accountant and support services manager. Originally from Arkansas, Wilder earned nearly eight years of experience in the hospitality industry while working with Marriott Resorts. “I am excited for the opportunity to work with an outstanding organization like The Resort Collection,” Wilder said. “I look forward to adding my experience to the talented team The Resort Collection has developed over the years.”