Tracy Tanner-Bond

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Office and Special Projects Manager

Tracy Tanner-Bond is the Office and Special Projects Manager for the Sorensen Institute. She has had a nearly thirty year career at the University of Virginia.

Before joining Sorensen in 2006, her background at the University has been diverse, from experience in the Bursar's Office, Construction and Facilities Management and Real Estate Contract Administration. Her financial and administrative experience has been a wonderful resource in managing the financial operations for this non-profit organization.

Where are you from?

Madison, Virginia.

What brought you to the Cooper Center? 

I've worked for the University of Virginia for almost thirty-five years. In 2006, I began working for the Cooper Center. 

What is something you are passionate about?

My grandchildren, flower gardening , event planning, collecting antiques, and baking pies.

Where is the next place you would like to travel?


What is your most unusual talent?

I'm not sure if this is a talent, but random strangers often open up to me and tell me about their lives, no matter where I’m at!

Who is your hero or inspiration?

My talented and strong girlfriends.

What is one food you could eat for the rest of your life?

Spaghetti with mushrooms.

What is your favorite memory at the Cooper Center?

I will never forget the Political Leaders Program Class of 2006’s graduation speeches. Grown men cried and pledged to take that sprit forward in their hearts!

What does public service mean to you?

Leaving the community that we live and work in better than the way we found it the day before.