As an owner of ColLAborate, Tracey brings more than 20 years of government and political experience to the firm. An eight-year veteran of Los Angeles City Hall, Tracey gained first-hand experience about the inner workings of local policy, procedures and politics. Tracey leverages her public affairs and government relations expertise to serve clients seeking to engage with elected officials and key decision-makers, navigate public agencies to overcome roadblocks, build coalitions to voice policy concerns, as well as elevate brand recognition for maximum marketing exposure.
In addition to her local government experience, Tracey gained federal experience while working as a field representative in a Congressional office, tackling issues related to immigration and Veterans’ affairs. She also worked on Capitol Hill at a lobbying firm, and maintained an assignment in campaign finance compliance.
Between times in city service, Tracey worked for nearly five years at Central City Association of Los Angeles, a leading business advocacy organization, as the Director of Government and Member Relations. In that role, Tracey advocated on behalf of the organization’s members at all levels of government, built and mobilized effective coalitions, shaped public policy, spearheaded fundraising for political campaigns, and created winning political strategies.
Prior to ColLAborate, Tracey led the Los Angeles City Hall practice, as well as co-managed the local government relations practice, at a large public relations firm. In that role, Tracey served as strategic counsel and advocated for clients before local elected officials and decision-makers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and various regulatory agencies. In that time, Tracey had the opportunity to work on ground-breaking policies.
Tracey has also taken on leadership roles. As a committed advocate for early childhood care and education, Tracey is a board member of Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Center, Inc., a nonprofit that oversees three licensed preschool and child care centers, including Joy Picus Child Development Center located in Los Angeles City Hall South.
Tracey earned her Master of Science degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Service from the University of California, Riverside. Additionally, Tracey is an active alumna of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and All Souls Catholic School. Tracey resides in Monterey Park with her seven-year-old daughter, Teddi.