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Tracy S. Harris

Strategic and seasoned CFO, Qualified SEC Audit Committee Financial Expert, Board Member

Finance & Nominating Committee Member and Audit Chair

Washington, DC, USA

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Tracy Harris’ Biography

Tracy Harris combines 20+ years of broad operational and finance experience with enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, asset management, and audit expertise in highly regulated corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors. She advises the publicly traded 1847 Holdings LLC (NYSE: EFSH) Board on finance, internal controls, governance, and M&A, and guides the $10.1B CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Board on DEI investing, government relations, enterprise risk management, and long-term growth. Tracy also provides strategic direction and oversight to the District of Columbia Retirement Board’s $11B public pension fund, and serves on the Board of Bally's.

Tracy has entrepreneurial, financial, and governance expertise over a broad range of industries and leverages that expertise to build transformational high-growth companies. As a collaborative c-suite executive and board director who has restructured and operationalized large legacy, family owned/midsize, and founder start-up organizations, she helps companies to sustainably grow fast by building nimble and secure financial...
Tracy Harris combines 20+ years of broad operational and finance experience with enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, asset management, and audit expertise in highly regulated corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors. She advises the publicly traded 1847 Holdings LLC (NYSE: EFSH) Board on finance, internal controls, governance, and M&A, and guides the $10.1B CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Board on DEI investing, government relations, enterprise risk management, and long-term growth. Tracy also provides strategic direction and oversight to the District of Columbia Retirement Board’s $11B public pension fund, and serves on the Board of Bally's.

Tracy has entrepreneurial, financial, and governance expertise over a broad range of industries and leverages that expertise to build transformational high-growth companies. As a collaborative c-suite executive and board director who has restructured and operationalized large legacy, family owned/midsize, and founder start-up organizations, she helps companies to sustainably grow fast by building nimble and secure financial frameworks. Tracy brings a diverse perspective, enthusiasm, and collegiality to engage colleagues with her consultative leadership approach asking probing questions, strategizing solutions, and gaining consensus across various stakeholders.
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Yahoo! Finance
Bally's Appoints Tracy Harris to Board of Directors

Soo Kim, Chairman of Bally's, said: "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Tracy Harris to Bally's. We will undoubtedly benefit from her deep finance, operations, and strategy expertise."

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.

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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

Bally's
Board of Directors
Jan 2023 - Present
Providence, RI, USA
Bally’s Corporation is a global casino entertainment company with a growing presence including award-winning casinos and resorts, as well as a broad portfolio of digital sports betting and casino offerings.
1847 Holdings LLC
Board of Directors
Aug 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.
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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.

Interviews

Teneo | Tracy Harris
Jan 2023
In this talk, Tracy Harris discusses the changing role of boards in shaping company culture and what organizations can do to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

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

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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 & Recognition

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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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

Bally's Appoints Tracy Harris to Board of Directors
Jan 2023
"It is an honor to join such an outstanding group of individuals on Bally's Board of Directors," Tracy Harris said. "I look forward to bringing my experience and perspective to the Board, and to supporting Bally's as it continues to grow and expand."
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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