Tracy Lea, CFRE, Vice President – Tracy has been a senior consultant in the field of non-profit direct response integrated fundraising for over 35 years. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive. Tracy’s expertise in fundraising, mentoring, and volunteering in the world of nonprofits was recognized by the Direct Marketing Association awarding Tracy the 2022 Hall of Leaders Award. She is a former President of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington DC (DMAW) and was named also named DMAW’s 2017 Industry All-Star as well as their 2012 Volunteer of the Year. She also served as the Co-Chair of the 2012 “Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference.” As a former president of DMAW and co-chair of the Bridge Conference she is committed to helping nonprofits stay abreast of our ever-changing and challenging direct-response world.
And when not working, Tracy races road, track, cyclo-cross, and even an occasional mt.bike race. She has been racing since 1971 and along the way has chaired the USCF board as well as served as the chair for the Women’s Committee. Perhaps, her most significant contribution was being one of leading voices of master cyclists. She served on the UCI Masters Commission and was instrumental in the UCI recognizing Masters World Championship. Of course ,this meant also lobbying USA Cycling/USCF for five-year age groups in all disciplines in the U.S. Tracy also helped open the way to having USA Cycling hosting national championships for Para cyclists. Tracy is also an experience promoter – promoting mountain bike, cross, and road events for over 20 years.
Last, but not least, Tracy led and managed the Fuji T.E.A.M. with a roster of some of the top women of the era – Karen Bliss, Connie Paraskevin, Nicole Rhinehart, Jeanne Golay, and so many more.
Among the many expressions of her personal activism, Tracy serves as chair for the Special Olympic International’s Cycling Committee and works with Cuba’s Paralympic cycling program.