The SOS Foundation recently announced a new chapter for the organization that tackles hunger and food shortages by operating a Keyswide network of food banks.
Morgan Tracey will take over as executive director, a role previously held with distinction by Tom Callahan and Emily Nixon. As Nixon departs to explore new opportunities, the foundation salutes her for a decade of commitment to the community, states a press release.
Tracey lives with her fiancé (a Key West firefighter) in Key West. Born in Champion, Ohio, and a graduate of Mercyhurst College, Tracey began a career in public service with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). While enrolled, she built homes in Blythe, California, promoted fire safety with the U.S. Forest Service and helped people with tax preparation.
After her time with AmeriCorps, she served as a wildland and senior firefighter, earning her a spot on the Eldorado Interagency Hotshot Crew, where her contributions didn’t go unnoticed. In 2012, she was named one of only 12 White House National Service Champions of Change.
Tracey then pivoted her focus toward law and elite athletics. As a Team USA skeleton athlete (a form of bobsledding done headfirst), she competed on the international stage. Simultaneously, she was part of GE Capital’s Olympic athlete career training program, where she practiced law upon passing the bar exam.
Most recently, she led team operations for USA Bobsled at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center, preparing the team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China and other international competitions.