Tracie Hitz

I started blogging on February 14, 2012 to share the successes and failures in all facets of my life in hopes that people can learn from my experiences. Whether it's landing a job or landing a man, building relationships plays a part in being successful so that's why I've shared personal and professional stories here.

In the first year, I posted here everyday with a mix of posts. For the last five months, I've continued to share every Tuesday and Thursday with a bigger focus on the professional side. With an opportunity to write about the personal side on another blog platform beginning June 24, this blog will now focus on the professional side. I will post here every Friday, and hope you will check out my dating blog every Monday and Thursday: You can also see my sports business articles on each week.
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Tracie in Twenty

* currently Director of Business Operations at the NCAA

* formerly Associate Athletic Director for the Northwestern University Athletic Department

* won nine NACMA awards in eight years

* got 5,000 Facebook fans on NU’s Athletics page in less than three weeks (previously had 800 fans in three months)

* Twitter coach for the author of “Dugout Wisdom”, Dan Migala

* created the 5K Walk for Randy in memory of Randy Walker

* former NACMA Board Member and NACMA Board Advisor

* thesis advisor, substitute professor and guest lecturer for Northwestern’s Sports Administration Graduate Program

* sports panelist at conventions, as well as a lecturer for sports administration programs across the country

* worked gamedays for the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Fire

* received a bachelor’s degree in Communication (Journalism) from Truman State University

* obsessed with Seth Godin

* re-reads “The Purple Cow” and “Predictably Irrationally” at least once a year

* started the Facebook page of NU’s head football coach, Pat Fitzgerald

* earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University in Integrated Marketing Communications

* wrote sports stories during college for the Peoria Journal Star

* started a Professional Development Book Club on Twitter (#PDBookClub) and LinkedIn

* Career Management Writer and Editor for The Migala Report

* Board Member for the Baylor Sports Administration Program

* worked part-time at a social club in Chicago that provided great insight for my personal and professional life