Tracye McDaniel is Chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Throughout her 30-year career, she has advised and supported five governors in all facets of economic development and has led marketing efforts in over 51 countries. She also is President of TIP Strategies of Austin, Texas. Prior to TIP Strategies, McDaniel was the founder and CEO of McDaniel Strategy Ecosystems. She has led successful public and private state and regional economic development organizations. She also served as President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Inc., was the founding CEO of Choose New Jersey Inc. and served from 2006 to 2011 as Executive Vice President and COO of the Greater Houston Partnership.