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Tracy Harris

Chief Financial Officer

UMUC Ventures

Washington, DC, USA

Tracy Harris

Biography

Tracy Harris is Chief Financial Officer at UMUC Ventures, an organization that funds, develops, and launches new ventures that help higher education institutes stay innovative in a time of technological advances and revolutionary changes in higher education.

Tracy has over 20 years of experience across a wide range of industries and is highly regarded for her finance and operational skills. She has held executive positions, board appointments, and advisor roles in financial services, nonprofits, and government. Tracy Harris is an accomplished financial executive, expert strategist, and visionary leader with a record of success leading several large institutions.

An industrious and creative professional with a track record for improving efficiencies, streamlining processes, and growing revenue at large organizations, Ms. Harris is skilled at optimizing businesses for long-term success. She is a veteran financial professional with both public and private accounting and financial reporting experience and a record of exceptional performance and accuracy in statement preparation and auditing. In addition to her financial acumen, she has proven to be an insightful leader, relationship builder, and expert negotiator who unites teams across all levels of an organization in the interest of pursuing excellence.

Before her current position, she held c-suite roles for BondFactor; American Institute of Architects; Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered; the Washington Convention Center Authority.

Tracy holds many degrees, including a GMP from Harvard Business School, an MBA in Finance from St. Louis University, an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Marketing from Fontbonne University.

Tracy Harris’ Background

UMUC Ventures
Chief Financial Officer
Nov 2019 - Present
Bethesda, MD, USA
UMUC Ventures was established in 2016 by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents as a nonprofit supporting organization for UMUC. It is a certified High-Impact Economic Development Activity that economically benefits both the state and the system.
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BondFactor
CFO
Sep 2011 - Nov 2019
New York, NY, USA
BondFactor is a provider of municipal bond guaranties in the United States. Its aim is to delivers superior value for our clients and investors without sacrificing stability or transparency.
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Tracy Harris’ Gallery

Current Board Positions

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..
District of Columbia Retirement Board
Board of Trustees, Audit Committee Chair
Apr 2019 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The District of Columbia Retirement Board manages investments for the DC Police Officers and Fire Fighters’ Retirement Fund and the DC Teachers’ Retirement Fund. Manages $9 billion in assets for the District of Columbia.
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Previous Board Positions

Financial Women's Association
Directorships & Corporate Governance Committee
New York, NY, USA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a nonprofit with over 1,000 members worldwide. The goal of the organization is to provide programs for members to share ideas and increase their knowledge on a range of important issues, including social concerns, financial issues, political issues, and technology.
Women in Technology
Board of Directors
Falls Church, VA, USA
With over 1000 members, Women in Technology (WIT) promotes opportunities for women in technology through a variety of leadership development, technology education, networking, and mentoring opportunities.
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Media

National Arts Strategies
Treasurer
Jan 2011
Washington, DC, USA
In these videos for National Arts Strategies, Tracy discusses a range of topics, including investing, leadership, and funding for the arts & sciences.

Publications

65th International Astronautical Congress 2014
Contributing Author
Jan 2014
Washington, DC, USA
This article discusses the endless possibilities that are possible 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

Global Board Ready Women
Member
Mill Valley, CA, USA
The Global Board Ready Women group provides executive search firms and boards with a list of successful, board-qualified women ready to handle the responsibilities of a board appointment.
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.

Awards & Endorsements

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Harvard Business School
Ralph and Janice James Fellowship
2010
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.
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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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.

Tracy Harris’ Education

Harvard Business School
General Management Program
1999 - 2000
Fontbonne University
BSc, Marketing
1985 - 1989
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