Tracey joined the Illinois Office of Tourism in October 2018. Although relatively new to the Tourism realm, Tracey has spent the last 30 years with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity in a variety of capacities. The last 19 of those years before joining Tourism, Tracey worked with the group responsible for assuring fiscal and programmatic grant accountability for the entire department. Tracey currently manages the Tourism Attraction Grant Program, the Tourism Private Sector Grant Program and the Municipal Convention Center & Sports Facility Incentive Grant Program. She has also recently agreed to represent the State as the Tour Illinois Liaison for the Motor Coach niche group. She is already deeply ensconced in assisting with the promotion of Illinois Tourism.