Tracy is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. NCECF serves as an accelerator, creating partnerships among the state’s early learning and education, public agency, policy, philanthropic and business leaders to define a common vision, shared measures of success and coordinated strategies that support children’s optimal development beginning at birth. Tracy has more than 20 years of experience working on behalf of nonprofit, public interest organizations. Prior to joining NCECF, she led The North Carolina Partnership for Children’s (NCPC) communications efforts and served as part of a four-member team, led by NCPC’s President, that provided strategic direction for the organization. As part of her engagement efforts, Tracy crafted and obtained funding for the First 2,000 Days campaign.
Prior to joining NCPC, Tracy served as the Public Relations Director at FPG Child Development Institute at UNC. She previously served as Senior Vice President at The Hauser Group, a Washington DC-based public relations firm working on behalf of nonprofit organizations and public interest causes.
She holds a BA in political science from Washington University in St. Louis. Tracy and her husband, an elementary school teacher, have two children.