Traci Otey Blunt, a veteran media, political and public affairs specialist, is Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for the National Football League (NFL).
She's also President, Urban Movie Channel, EVP, Corporate Marketing & Corporate Affairs, RLJ Entertainment, Inc.
She was previously Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for media strategy and communications, government relations and public affairs activities on behalf of The RLJ Companies. Traci, who recently served as a Deputy Communications Director for Secretary of State Hillary Clintonâ€™s presidential campaign, has more than 15 years of experience leading public relations and public affairs efforts for corporate, local, state and federal governments, as well as non-profit organizations.
Traci has experience in the fast-paced world of politics and government, having served as a media specialist on Capitol Hill, with the District of Columbia government, and in mayoral, state legislative, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.
Prior to joining the Clinton campaign, Traci served as a Vice President and Deputy Director for the multicultural practice at Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, DC. As Deputy Director for the agencyâ€™s multicultural communications, Traci provided the day-to-day management and oversight of several high-profile accounts and public affairs campaigns, including the African American Medicare Prescription Drug Campaign for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. State Departmentâ€™s Diplomatic Readiness Initiative and the U.S. Department of Laborâ€™s Office of Disability Employment Policy.
As the Director of Communications for the District of Columbiaâ€™s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in 2002, Traci was responsible for planning economic development-related events, as well as leading all communications efforts related to development in the city. She also served as Press Secretary for the 2002 reelection campaign for Mayor Anthony Williams. In 2000, Traci served as the Communications Director for the Tennessee coordinated Gore/Lieberman campaign. She also served as a Communications Specialist at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and worked in the United States Senate.
Traci is a 1990 graduate of Tennessee State University where she received her degree, with honors, in criminal justice. She currently serves on the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Foundation Board of Directors