Traci Kendall is the Executive Director of Community and Local Government Relations at George Mason University. Ms. Kendall began her career with the university in 1996 as the Faculty Speakers Bureau coordinator, then becoming Community Relations coordinator in 1999 and the director of the department in 2003.
Ms. Kendall is responsible for the strategic direction of community relations at George Mason University, including tactical partnership and relationship development, outreach programs/initiatives, legislative process engagement, advocacy mobilization and regional economic development collaboration. The mission of the office is to communicate the university’s future plans and current goals and objectives to its various external communities, develop long term partnerships, programs, and information exchange opportunities between the university and its multiple constituencies, and promote Mason’s resources to external audiences.
Over the years, Ms. Kendall has served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Fairfax, Inc., the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and Volunteer Fairfax, as well as serving on a number of boards and commissions for Fairfax County including the Commission for Women, Millennium Steering Committee, and the 2007 Jamestown Anniversary Community Programming committee.
Ms. Kendall received her BA in public relations and speech communications at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.