Tracy Keller graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics. Since 2005, she has served as chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a regional nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of girls. The regional Council serving nearly 12,000 girls with the help of more than 5,000 adults in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, has received numerous awards that include: the 2008 Agency of the Year Award from the United Way of South Hampton Roads; the 2009 “4ward” Hampton Roads Award from Lead Hampton Roads; the National Philanthropy Outstanding Youth Award in 2012; and the Marian Palmer Capps Award from the Urban League for outstanding work as an informal educational institution.
She received a certification in nonprofit management in 2007 from the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence and during that year was selected from an elite group of Girl Scout CEOs to attend a Strategic Leader Seminar at the United States Army War College sponsored by the Columbia University Business School. In 2009, she graduated from the Lead Hampton Roads executive program and in 2010 joined the ranks of the prestigious Civic Leadership Institute alumni. Her most recent award includes the 2018 Women in Business Award by Inside Business.
Tracy is currently a member of the following organizations: Great Bridge Rotary Club, Tidewater Community College Alumni Council, United Way of South Hampton Roads and United Way Virginia Peninsula Women’s United, Hickory Middle School PTA Board, and serves as a Stephen Minister at Hickory Ridge Community Church. She is lifetime Girl Scout who received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl may earn in Girl Scouts. As an adult member, she has been recognized with the Girl Scout Thanks Badge, the highest adult honor.