Tracy Russo is an experienced political strategist and digital communications expert. She is the founder of Russo Strategies, LLC, a political consulting firm that specializes in communications and advocacy.
She is well known for her her ability to integrate digital campaigns with all aspects of traditional organizational operations. She has worked with prominent non-profit organizations and foundations including the Center for American Progress, the Rockefeller Foundation, MoveOn.org and Netroots Nation.
She previously served as the New Media Director for the U.S. Department of Justice.
During the 2008 presidential primary, she served as the Chief Blogger and Deputy Director of Online Communications for the John Edwards campaign.
In 2006, Russo worked for Governor Howard Dean at the Democratic National Committee where she advised Democratic candidates and state parties on ways to enhance their online communications and outreach capacities and effectively connect with the blogosphere.
Russo is the founder of the WIPT List (Women in Politics and Technology), an all women, member-driven organization that seeks to connect women working at the crossroads of politics and technology, provide support and resources to women in these industries, and encourage more women, especially young women, to enter the fields of politics and technology.
She has been a featured speaker at the Netroots Nation Convention, the Take Back America Conference and the Center for American Progress' Internet Advocacy Roundtable and Personal Democracy Forum. In addition, she has trained hundreds of individuals at home and abroad in the best practices of online engagement in partnership with a variety of organizations, including the DNC, DLCC, EMILY's List, Campaigns and Elections Magazine, and the New Organizing Institute and George Washington University.