17 Nov A Conversation With Tracy Hernandez
A Conversation With:
BizFed, Los Angeles County Business Federation
How long have you been volunteering in the community?
I have been volunteering in the community for 18 years since I moved to Los Angeles in 2002.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have spent over 20 years running award winning newspapers in dynamic cities across the country including the Los Angeles Daily News which brought me to the Valley in 2002. In each, I was the first female publisher & CEO. It was a joy and a challenge to lead these community beacons through massive disruptive change in the industry.
In 2008, David Fleming and I founded and launched BizFed, a massive diverse network of existing top business networks to strengthen the voice of businesses at all levels of government. We have changed the civic engagement of California employers to ensure their job creating and operational expertise is known by law makers and opinion shapers to implement better public policies for economic health in our communities.
I have enjoyed giving back to the community through volunteerism and board leadership in healthcare, after school enrichment for disadvantaged kids, battered women and children repute, homeless transition, economic development, career education and my local church.
I am a proud mother and a loving wife enjoying California living including snow skiing, hiking, beach bumming and wine tasting along with exploring the world.
For more information visit my LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-hernandez/
What is one of your Passion Projects that you are working on?
Besides helping MEND, LA Housing, Haven Hills, West Valley Christian Church and St. Michael’s who all do the 24/7 care and feeding, I am passionate about educating the minds and souls of those among us who are so vulnerable.
My current passion project are my two daughters who have grown up in the Valley and now are both navigating real life in college, work and love in other regions.
Why do you continue to be a member of The Valley Economic Alliance?
I support the mission and action leadership of The Valley Economic Alliance to coordinate private companies, educational institutions and government agencies to improve the quality of life for all in the San Fernando Valley.