According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota has more than 176,500 employers. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how many CEOs that means, but it’s a lot. Which makes it all that more impressive that one of the most admired is leading the team here at Media Bridge. So join us as we celebrate Tracy’s hugely deserved recognition by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, which recently named her as one of Minnesota’s Most Admired CEOs.
Tracy joins a list of accomplished business visionaries and community leaders across healthcare, hospitality, transportation, CPG and community health in the publication’s 8th annual awards, which will be presented at a September 20 event. Tracy never seeks the limelight, but we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the incredible successes she’s achieved in building Media Bridge into one of the Twin Cities’ top advertising agencies while also supporting causes she’s passionate about.
If you don’t know your Media Bridge history, we started with one employee: Tracy. Since those days of juggling a lot of balls and wearing just as many hats, she’s grown the firm into an award-winning shop of more than 50 talented creative, strategy, digital, data and media professionals. Among other accolades, we’ve been named to the Inc. 5000 seven of the past eight years, as well as to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 list of growing private companies.
In and out of the office, Tracy is a skilled connector and game-changer. She started her career learning everything there is to know about customer service while interning at Disney. Then she learned how to work with anyone and everyone while interning at NBC on Jay Leno’s Tonight show. After an impressive rugby career, she earned a spot on the U.S. Bobsled Team in 2010, only missing the Olympics due to an untimely knee injury.
In 2012, Tracy helped win a different kind of battle. With a state constitutional challenge to LGBTQ marriage in the works, she teamed up with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to form Minnesotans for Equality. Thanks to their work and the efforts of thousands of others, the amendment was defeated, fueling Tracy’s ongoing passion for taking actual action on human rights issues – and not just talk.
Interested in hearing more about Tracy – or from her? Read her latest article on how to work both in and on your business here.