Community First Secretary/Treasurer
An employee of Washington Gas since 1988, Tracye Funn represents the company in her capacity as Manager of Corporate Contributions, responsible for identifying and analyzing national, regional and local corporate social responsibility trends and developments impacting the natural gas industry. Primarily, she serves as liaison with internal business units and engages dialogue with external stakeholders involved with initiatives relating to education, health and the environment. Additionally, she is responsible for management, oversight and distribution of funding and in-kind support to non-profits throughout the Washington metropolitan area and is the campaign coordinator for the company’s annual employee workplace giving campaign.
Funn, a former board member of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, served as the first Afro-American female Chair of the Board of Directors. Other leadership roles and affiliations include Past Chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Clean Air Partners Board; Past President of the Prince George’s Public Relations Association (2 terms); Past President of Global Developmental Services for Youth – Guardians Auxiliary; Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers; Leadership Prince George’s – Class of 2011; Andrews AFB Honorary Ambassadors; Patriots Technology Training; NAACP Honorary Life Member (Alexandria Branch); Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage (Board); and a host of other business, community and professional organizations.
Funn graduated from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria and received a B.A. Degree, summa cum laude with a Minor in Speech Communications from Hampton Institute. Prior to joining Washington Gas, she was Host/Producer of “Funn Around Town,” a 30-minute bi-weekly television program that aired on Jones Intercable of Alexandria, VA. Most recently, she was recognized as “50 Who’s Who” in Prince George’s by the Prince George’s Suite Magazine (2010 & 2013), and America’s Charities Campaign Coordinator of the Year. Other awards include Prince George's Chamber Outstanding Community Service Award & Distinguished Service Award; Southern Prince George’s Business & Professional Women’s Young Careerist Award; Honorary Life Member - MD PTA; and the City of Alexandria “Generation to Generation” award she shared with her father Carlton A. Funn, Sr.