Tracy Solomon has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. She is currently retired, having worked for over three decades across the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The common thread across her career has been her role as a creative problem solver, with the ability to find effective and collaborative approaches to strategic and operational challenges. She is known for making order out of chaos.
After two years at the National Endowment for the Arts in the Theater program, she obtained her MBA from UC Berkeley. The next two chapters of her career included seven years at a specialty gift retailer, The San Francisco Music Box Company, and nine years at a graphic arts wholesaler, Portal Publications. During this time, she held various senior management positions, including strategic and financial planning, marketing, and project management.
Tracy then transitioned to the nonprofit sector and began consulting for various local organizations focusing on strategic planning and project management. In 2008 she joined The Education Trust-West, one of the foremost education advocacy and research organizations in the State. After seven years of leading their strategic planning, budget, grants, and operations areas, she retired in 2015. Tracy is now an engaged philanthropist working with several nonprofit and political groups with a focus on education and social justice. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, square dancing, pickleball and her five grandnieces and grandnephews.