As a member of the Cultural Assets Management discipline, Tracey helps cities develop strategies for strengthening the creative sector, and optimizing its impact through economic development, cultural marketing and tourism initiatives, and other key civic projects. Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, she served as Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the nation’s largest funder of the arts. At DCLA, Tracey managed the agency’s core operations and guided the agency through a host of strategic reforms and programmatic initiatives. A trusted advisor to the Commissioner, elected officials, and community stakeholders, she provided guidance on topics ranging from non-profit governance and capital project management to land use and public art.
Before DCLA, Tracey was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, and served as Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Unit. Prior to that, she was a litigation associate in private practice. Tracey earned a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Virginia.