Avenue Solutions’ founding partner Tracy Spicer is a 20-year veteran of political campaigns at every level. Ms. Spicer began her involvement in politics in 1992 in former U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate office before transitioning to his campaign staff in 1994 to assist in his successful re-election campaign against Mitt Romney. Since that time, she has worked with and coordinated numerous campaigns, ranging from municipal and state candidates to the U.S. Congress as well as the White House.
Tracy served as a longtime aide to former Senator Kennedy, quickly rising to Political Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. During her decade of experience on Capitol Hill, she coordinated successful political and legislative strategies for Senator Kennedy. Tracy managed Senator Kennedy’s legislative priorities in the areas of healthcare, education, labor and economic development and strategically worked with Democratic Senators and their political campaign committees to position legislative priorities for political success.
Tracy is widely recognized for her political acumen and expertise in designing legislative and regulatory strategies and her established network of long-standing professional contacts among elected officials, appointed policymakers and their staffs. She draws on her vast political and legislative experience to help clients navigate the labyrinth of Capitol Hill and government bureaucracy and to position them strategically to head off obstacles, find common ground and achieve success.
As a founding partner of Avenue Solutions, Tracy advises a broad array of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations, associations and coalitions. She is particularly noted for her expertise in healthcare policy. On behalf of her clients, Tracy has played a leading role in the consideration, negotiation and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform); Medicare and Medicaid legislation; healthcare information technology initiatives; mental health parity legislation; passage and implementation of MACRA and healthcare delivery system reform; and prescription drug coverage legislation.
Tracy is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is married to George Spicer and has three children, Dylan, Tess and Callie and a loveable, albeit irreverent dog, Linus.