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Tracey A. Edwards

Member, National Board of Directors

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Tracey Edwards - NAACP Board of Directors

Tracey A. Edwards is the Corporate Social Responsibility Officer (CSRO) for Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Based in New York, Tracey is responsible for integrating the company's philanthropic, workforce development, and stakeholder engagement initiatives related to the proposed Integrated Resort in Nassau County.

After serving as Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), in November of 2023, Tracey was named Chairwoman of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). LIPA's purpose is to ensure that the over one million residential and commercial customers on Long Island and in the Rockaways have clean, reliable, and affordable energy. 

Ms. Edwards retired from Verizon Communications in 2015 after 37 years. As Region President, she led a team of 4,000 employees responsible for field operations of voice, broadband, and video services across New York State. During Superstorm Sandy, Ms. Edwards led the Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island teams that restored service to thousands of businesses and consumers throughout the metropolitan area. Additionally, she served as President of the Empire City Subway Company, a subsidiary of Verizon that specializes in subsurface engineering and construction services where she was responsible for building and maintaining conduit and manhole infrastructure in Manhattan and the Bronx. Prior to moving to field operations, Tracey was Vice President of Staffing and Diversity, responsible for Human Resource policies, Ethics, College Recruiting, Staffing and Diversity, and EEO compliance for Verizon. 

After many years as a corporate executive, Tracey started her own consulting company, focused on branding, diversity, organizational, workforce and economic development. 

In 2023, Ms. Edwards was elected to the NAACP National Board of Directors serving on the Education, Health and Membership committees. She is also the NAACP New York State Conference Long Island Regional Director supporting ten branches in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

Ms. Edwards was former Planning Board Chairwoman and Councilwoman for the Town of Huntington where she spearheaded the creation of the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center in partnership with Suffolk County. The Resource Center focused on providing services to unemployed and underemployed residents, including; job preparation, access to job training, development of life skills, and access to not-for-profit assistance, breaking barriers, immigration rights, and pre-apprentice training. 

Tracey is currently on the Board of Directors of the New Hour for Women and Children –Long Island. She is the former Executive Director of Habitat of Humanity of Suffolk, Past President of the Melville Lions Club, and former Board Member of the United Way of Long Island. 

Tracey is a breast cancer survivor, proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. Tracey and her husband reside in Dix Hills, New York.

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