A native of Nashville, TN, Tracey Royal is a marketing and media expert. Prior to launching Tracey Royal Communications, she worked at the Colgate Palmolive Company, New York Times Company and several Chicago and New York-based public relations agencies. Her client list includes Executive Producer Meg DeLoatch, Former New York Knick and 1993 Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward, Jr., Tennessee State University, Fisk University, and American Baptist College.
She’s placed clients in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, The Tennessean, Nashville Business Journal, Deadline Hollywood and Variety. She’s been featured on the Today show, MSNBC’s “Your Business” show, and in the pages of Essence, Woman’s Day, Diversions, and Upscale magazines, as well as Inc.com, and Aol.com.
The Nashville native is the recipient of the 2019 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. South Eastern Region (medium ch.) Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2005 Spelman College Alumnae Achievement Award, Colgate Palmolive’s “Hall of Fame” top sales award, and Chicago Association of Black Journalists award.
Royal is a cum laude graduate of Spelman College and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a B.A. in English and M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications. In 2001, she completed the executive program at Syracuse University’s School of Sales and Marketing Management.
She is a life member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a licensed YMCA fitness instructor. She resides in Nashville, TN with her husband, Dr. Frank Royal, Jr.