Tracy has always sought to put people first, both professionally and as a community volunteer. At a young age her parents instilled in her the importance of volunteering. Tracy’s inspired by Margaret Mead who said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Much of Tracy’s community service is focused on helping those who do not have a voice or powerful lobbyists. She has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri to help young people in our region and for Safe Connections (as board chair and Diversity & Outreach Committee chair) which helps those who are victims of relationship violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse.
Tracy was a longtime volunteer with PROMO PAC, advocating for LGBT equality through the electoral process. Tracy is a founding member of the St. Louis Rescue & Restore Coalition which advocates for victims of human trafficking through public advocacy, training and outreach. After the Columbine school shootings Tracy became a member of the St. Louis Million Mom March (now called the Brady Campaign) joining in their fight against gun violence and the devastation it causes.
Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give."
Tracy gives back to her community by helping Prison Performing Arts and Missouri Votes Conservation raise funds for programming. Tracy is proud to have been on the board of Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition. Tracy is committed to helping more women become elected officials at all levels of government and is a supporter of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Metro St. Louis.
Tracy is a member of the Women’s Group on Race Relations and a founding member of the Consumers Council of Missouri. She is currently president of Olivette in Bloom.
Tracy’s background as a businesswoman and in state government gives her a unique perspective. Early in her career she held sales representative, trainer and management positions for consumer healthcare, pharmaceutical industry and telecommunication firms More recently she worked as the district aide to state Senator Joan Bray (D-24) and in Governor Bob Holden’s administration. She has worked for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region as a fundraiser, Citizens for Missouri’s Children as an event planner, and Missouri NARAL as an associate director.
Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (marketing major) from The Ohio State University.
Tracy and her husband, Thom Wham, reside in Olivette. You will likely find Tracy running, reading, gardening, enjoying the outdoors or cooking in her free time.