Tracy is from California but has lived half her life in Rome where she set up her business working with the international community in Italy. Her love for both the United States and Italy has led her to pursue business opportunities in both countries. She co-founded and currently serves as Vice President of LoveItaly, a non-profit cultural association that raises international funds for Italian cultural heritage restoration projects. LoveItaly is a special project of LVenture Group and its Rome offices are in the Start-Up Accelerator LuissEnlabs.

 

LoveItaly (2014 – present), Rome, Italy
Co Founder and Vice President
Principal coordinator in the creation of the non-profit cultural association dedicated to the preservation, promotion and fundraising initiatives for Italian cultural heritage. Conceived the idea, followed all aspects in creating the business and the prestigious group of members. Responsible for public relations, sponsorships and fundraising. Initiates and maintains relations with Public Administration Authorities for Italian cultural heritage and Managers of prestigious international museums and organizations. 

English Yellow Pages (1985 – Oct. 2011), Rome, Italy
Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Founded Italy’s annual telephone directory of English-speaking professionals, businesses and services. Conceived the original business idea, drew up the first business plan and carried out all aspects of business start-up. Coordinated financing, data collection, advertising, graphic layout, distribution and promotion of the first edition. Since then, the company expanded to include publishing services, event organization and wide-scale public relations and marketing campaigns for clients.

Interazione (1988-1993), Rome, Italy
Co-founder and Partner
Partook in the initial business plan design and business start-up of this public relations firm specialized in planning and carrying out strategic marketing and communications for a range of international clients. Primary role in the company focused on development and management of clients’ relations with the international press as well as government and institutional relations.

Italian Foreign Minister, Gianni De Michelis (1989-1993), Rome, Italy
International Press Attaché
Developed and maintained relations with the international press for Gianni De Michelis during his terms as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Italy. Succeeded in obtaining many influential profiles and articles, which appeared in leading international newspapers and magazines and on television worldwide. 

The Rome Chamber Music Festival (2002-2006), Rome, Italy and New York, NY
Executive Director
Participated in the first phases of ideating and creating one of Rome’s most important annual musical events. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, including concert logistics, administration, international fundraising development, corporate sponsorship management, public relations and press office coordination.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (1981)
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics
One year of study abroad in France

University of California, Los Angeles (1982)
Post graduate TESL certificate