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Tracy S. Harris

CFO | SEC Qualified Financial Expert | Board Member | Audit & Finance Committees

Financial Services | Technology | Governance | M&A

Washington, DC, USA

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Tracy Harris’ Biography

As a strategic CFO & Board Member, Tracy fuses 20+ years of broad operational and finance experience with risk, compliance, investment and M&A expertise in highly regulated corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. In her career, she has led strategic, financial and operations initiatives for $1B+ organizations.

Tracy is an SEC Qualified Financial Expert, Finance & Nominating Committee Member and Audit Chair advising the publicly traded 1847 Holdings LLC (OTC: EFSH) Board on finance, SEC filings, controls and DEI/ESG regulations.
As a Board member at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, she evaluates and advises on a $3B investment portfolio and an additional $500M on technology investments, while also providing insight into bringing technology and digital capabilities to the business, including evaluating hybrid work technology.

As a Board director who understands business beyond the numbers, Tracy balances strategy through the intersection of financial discipline, operations and investments with a broad, holistic approach to solving complex issues. She uses her data/analytics,...
As a strategic CFO & Board Member, Tracy fuses 20+ years of broad operational and finance experience with risk, compliance, investment and M&A expertise in highly regulated corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. In her career, she has led strategic, financial and operations initiatives for $1B+ organizations.

Tracy is an SEC Qualified Financial Expert, Finance & Nominating Committee Member and Audit Chair advising the publicly traded 1847 Holdings LLC (OTC: EFSH) Board on finance, SEC filings, controls and DEI/ESG regulations.
As a Board member at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, she evaluates and advises on a $3B investment portfolio and an additional $500M on technology investments, while also providing insight into bringing technology and digital capabilities to the business, including evaluating hybrid work technology.

As a Board director who understands business beyond the numbers, Tracy balances strategy through the intersection of financial discipline, operations and investments with a broad, holistic approach to solving complex issues. She uses her data/analytics, economics, DEI and ESG expertise to guide boards in accelerating growth, enhancing profitability, achieving strategy and mitigating risk. Her diverse perspective, enthusiasm and collegiality engage the CEO, management and the Board, enabling her to ask insightful questions, strategize solutions and gain consensus across various business models.

Tracy is also an Executive Committee member of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, where she sets board governance policy and board recruitment, engages in CEO & CIO recruitment and advises on management and legal issues for the $11B pension fund.

Previously, as CFO at UMUC Ventures, she led a $20M asset sale to a PE fund and was a key leader in a $30M acquisition. In the same role at MIB Group Holdings, she performed due diligence on domestic and international acquisition targets in the Insurtech and Fintech space.
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Women Business Leaders
2022 WBL Board Program

Tracy Harris took part in a panel titled "How Non-profit Board Leadership Makes a Difference in Healthcare". The WBL Board Program is tailored to women executives in healthcare, and helps them identify, target, and secure board roles.

The Investment Diversity Exchange
TIDE SPARK 2022

Tracy Harris will be a featured speaker at the 2022 TIDE SPARK event, which promotes diversity & inclusion within the investment industry. Her talk will take place on Thursday, July 7th at 3:45 (PT).

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Tracy Harris’ Background

MIB Group, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
2021 - 2022
Braintree, MA, USA
Tracy advised the firm on the strategy to ensure the integrity of the membership-based organization’s financial and operational success. She built the finance and accounting platform, and led audit, tax and banking relationships. Tracy also developed strategic organizational, financial and operational goals and collaborated with leadership on the 5-year plan.
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UMUC Ventures
Chief Financial Officer
2019 - 2021
Bethesda, MD, USA
Tracy was a key member of the Leadership team and credited as the primary influence on finance infrastructure. She led business operations and strategy development for this venture fund established by the University of Maryland Global Campus College (UMGC), as well as two portfolio companies – Accelered Inc. and Helio Campus, Inc. – with $65M oversight.
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Current Board Positions

1847 Holdings LLC
Board of Directors
2022 - Present
New York, NY, USA
1847 Holdings is a publicly traded private equity firm. Tracy advises the firm on regulatory issues and strategy, reporting, SEC filings, finance and controls. She also serves on the Audit and Nominating Committees.
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Board of Directors
Oct 2020 - Present
Baltimore, MD, USA
CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit healthcare company that, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and employers in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.
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Previous Board Positions

National Arts Strategies
Treasurer
Jul 2004 - Dec 2020
Alexandria, VA, USA
NAS is the country's premier educator of arts & culture leaders. Providing access to training through the Chief Executive Programs at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania, NAS provides academic research and cultivates new arts leaders to strengthen their organizations. NAS supports a diverse community of cultural leaders capable of inspiring progress and growth.
Rutgers Business School
Advisory Board Member
2014 - Dec 2020
Newark, NJ, USA
Rutgers Business School prepares students for global roles by delivering a top-rated business education, establishing strong business partnerships, and fostering ethical standards.
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Media

MIB Appoints Tracy S. Harris as Chief Financial Officer
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Jul 2021
Tracy Harris was appointed MIB's Chief Financial Officier, where she will be charged with the organization's financial activities. She has been recognized for her past executive and operational positions and experiences, as she will continue to help MIB grow.
National Arts Strategies
Washington, DC, USA
In these videos for National Arts Strategies, Tracy Harris discusses a range of topics, including investing, leadership, and funding for the arts & sciences.

Accreditation

Venture Capital University
Independent Director Initiative
Aug 2022
The Independent Director Initiative is a two-day program designed to train, and help place, individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in venture capital, to serve as independent directors on the boards of venture backed private companies.

Publications

65th International Astronautical Congress 2014
Contributing Author
Jan 2014
Washington, DC, USA
This article discusses the endless possibilities for space exploration after the historic event of Voyager I traveling outside our solar system. Voyager I was the first probe to go interstellar, and this article outlines what that means for interstellar travel and for mankind.
Design Principles and Practices Journal
Co-author
Jun 2011
Champaign, IL, USA
This article, published in Design Principles and Practices, discusses the advances that the success of the international space station now allows space scientists, engineers, policymakers, elected officials, and others to explore. After more than 10 years of experiments, the article says, humankind now possesses sufficient knowledge about sustaining human life in outer space.

Memberships

The Economic Club of New York
Member
Jun 2021 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The Economic Club of New York is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization dedicated to the promotion of the study and discussion of social, economic, and political issues.
Chief DC
Founding Member
May 2021 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
Chief is a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there. Chief is the only organization specifically designed for senior women leaders to strengthen their leadership journey, cross-pollinate ideas across industries, and effect change from the top-down.
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Awards & Endorsements

Washington Business Journal
Financial Excellence Award
2007
Washington, DC, USA
The Washington Business Journal features local business news about Washington, D.C. Its Financial Excellence Award recognizes industry leaders in the Washington D.C. area.
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Washington Convention Center Board
Outstanding Service Award
2005
Washington, DC, USA
Tracy was recognized for her efforts in leading the Washington Convention Center Authority as it achieved significant financial growth, built strategic alliances and relationships with key stakeholders and partners, and broadened brand awareness.

Specialist Courses

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Women in Technology
Leadership Foundry
2015
Falls Church, VA, USA
The Leadership Foundry program is a nine-month program that includes an intensive board training class conducted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Its focus is to help participants develop the core competencies needed to serve on a corporate board.

Training & Management Courses

Harvard Kennedy School
Women and Power | Executive Program
2013
Cambridge, MA, USA
Women and Power is a one-week executive program that focuses on teaching effective leadership strategies, with an emphasis on creating successful alliances and enduring partnerships.
Harvard Business School
General Management Program
2010
Cambridge, MA, USA
The General Management Program (GMP) accelerates this leadership transition by blending full-time, personalized learning with practical application on the job — maximizing an individual's learning and their return on investment.
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Speaking Engagements

2022 WBL Board Program
Panelist
Sep 2022
Washington, DC, USA
Tracy Harris took part in a panel titled "How Non-profit Board Leadership Makes a Difference in Healthcare". The WBL Board Program is tailored to women executives in healthcare, and helps them identify, target, and secure board roles.

Press Releases

MIB Names New Chief Financial Officer
Jul 2021
Tracy Harris was named as MIB's Chief Financial Officer in July 2021. She will be a part of MIB's Executive Team, overseeing the direction, control and coordination of all financial activities. "Her deep and diverse experience base will prove valuable to incorporate best practices in financial management and support our business as we pursue our transformational plan," said MIB CEO Brian Winikoff.

Fellowships

National Association of Corporate Directors
Governance Fellow
Arlington, VA, USA
The National Association of Corporate Directors provides board members with practical insights through world-class education, leading research, and a growing network of directors. The NACD is the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices.
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Harvard Business School
Ralph and Janice James Fellowship
Cambridge, MA, USA
Harvard Business School is ranked among the top business schools in the world. It offers a full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and executive education programs.

Tracy Harris’ Education

University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government
Master of Public Administration, Government
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