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Turner, Tracy, PhD
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Tracy Peterson Turner joined the Foundation as Program Officer in September 2007 and was promoted to Chief Philanthropy Officer in 2013. Tracy brings experience, skills, and exceptional presentation and people skills to bear in her work bridging fundholders and nonprofit executives. A graduate from the University of North Texas with experience in facilitation and communication, she is a committed and involved member of the Reno-Sparks community.

She says working as a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force prepared her for this job; it was there that she learned how important working as a team is to her satisfaction on a job. Also, as that mechanic she learned to use a variety of tools to accomplish tasks. And she learned how to fit into and get out of some very tight places (ask her to tell you that story sometime).

Tracy is an enthusiastic bicyclist and traveler and enjoys biking tour adventures in Europe and throughout the United States.