Tracee Smith was appointed to the NAC’s Board of Trustees on September 18, 2017, for a four-year term. Ms. Smith is the founder and CEO of Outside Looking In (OLI) a not-for-profit organization that has created a Ministry of Education accredited dance program to encourage self-esteem and empowerment for Indigenous youth. OLI’s goal is to reduce the high school drop out rate of Indigenous Youth in Ontario.
Tracee Smith’s professional background includes the TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto where she was identified as a high potential emerging leader through four roles over 2.5 years in TD Wealth and TD Commercial Banking. In 2008, Tracee Smith was an MBA intern with the Bank of Montreal assigned to its National Aboriginal Strategy.
Tracee Smith has worked for National Public Relations as an Indigenous Liason, advising on Indigenous relations to help shape business proposals. She has worked as a Finance Analyst with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, to assist in identifying economic development projects. She also created and revised all finance and administrative policies for the First Nation.
Tracee Smith is currently enrolled to complete her CPA in Ontario. She holds a Masters of Finance from Queen’s University (2015), an MBA from Cape Breton University with a specialization in Indigenous Economic Development (2008) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in Dance (2006).