Tracy Harris continuously earns the respect of stakeholders, using finance as a platform for understanding how an organization functions and how its parts work together. With this perspective, she provides a broad, holistic approach to solving problems, anticipating the future and guiding critical decisions. Known for keen insight into identifying risks and asking difficult questions, Tracy maintains a fiduciary mindset and framework for the organization’s success.
Currently, Tracy is CFO for the venture fund that invests in education technology companies for the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMUC). In its nascent stage, she developed the infrastructure and crafted the financial and business strategy that led to the successful identification and investment in portfolio companies. Within a year, she led the profitable sale of a key investment.
Previously, Tracy served as CFO for several diverse organizations where finance provided a platform for overall performance of the operations and long-term viability, including startup BondFactor, the American Institute of Architects and engineering firm Delon Hampton & Associates. With a common thread of project finance, Tracy provided leadership for financing facilities, raising startup capital and preparing and marketing a company for sale.
Tracy has been a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) since 2014 and was the first recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Financial Excellence Award in 2007. She is sought out for her governance perspective and financial acumen by numerous Boards, including CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and her appointment by the Mayor as Trustee & Audit Committee Chair of the District of Columbia Retirement Board.
Tracy completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School after earning an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania, MBA from St. Louis University and BS in Marketing from Fontbonne University.