Tracy Schario

Ms. Tracy Schario

Adjunct Professor, The Graduate School of Political Management
Faculty: Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Strategic planning, media relations, corporate and social responsibility, social media, analytics, clean energy advocacy


Tracy Schario, APR, is the communications lead for energy at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She is a seasoned public relations counselor and adjunct professor at GW skilled at developing results-driven strategic plans, managing cross-functional teams and thriving in a fast-paced environment.

Prior to joining The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2010, Tracy served as Director of Media Relations at The George Washington University. She was frequently on television and managed communications for lawsuits, labor issues and trends in higher education. Tracy managed a team of communicators responsible for crisis communications, institutional brand management, media and social media.

An award-winning professional, Tracy is a past president of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Capital Chapter, the society’s largest, and served as Mid-Atlantic District Chair.


M.A., Ohio University
B.A., Ohio State University


Energy Import/Export Policy Legislative Roundtable, Women’s Council on Energy and Environment, July 23, 2013

Don’t Get Caught: How to Prepare for Media Interviews, Women’s Council on Energy and Environment, June 17, 2013

Nanopunditry: How to Make Your Mark, PRSA-NCC, May 15, 2013

Recycling Wasted Heat and Power Could Clear the Air, Forbes Energy Central, Oct.24, 2012

Running Start Path to Politics Luncheon Keynote, Sept. 18, 2012

Managing the Informal Generation, PRSA-NCC, August 2012

You’re Fired, Capitol Communicator, March 8, 2011