Tracia Luh, program chief financial officer, leads the team that provides financial and strategic planning and analytical support across the foundation's work in education.
Tracia joined the foundation in 2016. Prior to the foundation, Tracia was CFO of Andela, a talent accelerator that trains software developers in Africa and places them with leading global companies. She also was CFO and SVP of Corporate Development at Newsweek, a division of Graham Holdings/Washington Post, where she was hired to lead a financial review of strategic alternatives which culminated in a sale of the division. Between 2000-2009, she held senior financial positions at ESPN/Disney, assessing performance and evaluating strategic transactions. She began her career in the Global Fixed Income departments of Merrill Lynch and Chase/JP Morgan, analyzing companies and publishing investment recommendations. Tracia serves on the Board of Lincoln Center Education, which provides arts education programs to underserved schools and communities, and as a member of the Board and Treasurer of Next Generation Nepal, a non-profit which rescues and reunites trafficked Nepalese children with their families.
Tracia holds a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.