Tracy Schmaler, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communication, specializes in public affairs, crisis and litigation communications, and media relations, and leads Kivvit's crisis communications, litigation, risk and issue management practices. She advises clients on high-profile matters, as well as regulatory, congressional and civil/criminal investigations. Tracy works with Fortune 100 corporations, leading national trade associations and advocacy organizations.
Prior to joining Kivvit, Tracy led the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice as senior advisor to Attorney General Holder. Tracy is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice's highest award, the Edmund J. Randolph Award. The Award, named for the first Attorney General of the United States, recognizes outstanding contributions to the accomplishments of the Department's mission. Tracy also managed global public affairs for Yahoo! Inc., served as communications director for the Senate Judiciary Committee and was an award-winning journalist, working as a statehouse and political reporter in New England. Tracy was named one of National Journal's Top Staffers on Capitol Hill (2007).
Tracy is a graduate of Emerson College and resides on Capitol Hill. She serves on the board of Ivymount Corporation, a nationally recognized school serving people with autism and special needs. Tracy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Student Press Law Center, a national legal assistance agency that supports high school and college news media in covering important issues free from censorship.
Tracy manages a team at Kivvit that is fully integrated into the TJC team, and includes Justice Sessions, Michael Ford, Joseph Pate, and Colleen Frerichs