Tracy Schmaler

A former journalist, Tracy Schmaler has spent her career at the intersection of media, politics, law and policy.

She currently serves as Managing Director at Kivvit where she leads the D.C. office and its public affairs and crisis management practice.

Before consulting, she led the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama Administration and served as a senior advisor to Attorney General Eric Holder.

She also oversaw global public affairs for Yahoo! Inc., where she advised the CEO and executive leadership team, and spent time in Congress working for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where served as the communications director for the committee and its chairman, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

Tracy began her career working as a statehouse and political reporter in New England. She is a graduate of Emerson College and resides in northern Virginia with her husband, Tom.

Tracy also serves on the board of Ivymount Corporation, a nationally recognized school serving people with autism and special needs.