TracyScharioTracy Schario, APR
Communications Officer and Clean Energy Lead
The Pew Charitable Trusts

A creative and responsive leader, Tracy Schario, APR, is a seasoned communications counselor with 20 years of experience. She is skilled at developing results-driven strategic plans, managing cross-functional teams and thriving in a fast-paced environment.

Prior to joining The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2010, where she leads clean energy advocacy communications, Tracy served as director of media relations at The George Washington University. She was frequently on television and managed communications for lawsuits, labor issues and trends in higher education. She created GW’s social media plan (#1 university for tweets per day in 2009), administered its award-winning, daily news Web site and produced a weekly E-Newsletter. Tracy managed a team of communicators responsible for crisis communications, institutional brand management and promotions.

Tracy sharpened her corporate communications leadership skills as a vice president at Strategic Communications Group, where she developed corporate strategy, managed a million dollars in client billings and created B2B product campaigns for technology companies. While living in Asia, Tracy held community relations positions at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, receiving a Meritorious Honor Award, and the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, Indonesia. Early in her career, she lobbied environmental issues for a trade association.