Michael M. Bracy, Co-CEO
Michael Bracy is known for his policy work in front of Congress and the FCC, including media consolidation, radio regulation, network neutrality and ensuring public interest principles are at the heart of the legal structures that help dictate new technological frameworks. Michael is a Founder Emeritus of the Future of Music Coalition, where he served as Policy Director and Board President. He also co-owns Misra, an independent record label that has released more than 75 albums over the past 15 years. He is a recognized public advocate both for the creative community and the need to increase citizen participation in the policy process. Michael has testified before the Congress and the FCC, and he speaks often on these issues at conferences, universities, and in the media, including CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Washington Post, New York Times, and Billboard.
Terrence L. Bracy, Founder & Strategic Advisor
Terry Bracy founded Bracy Tucker Brown in 1981. He has managed many important legislative campaigns and represented a long list of prestigious interests and has been able to deal successfully with both political parties and all three branches of government. Prior to opening the firm, Terry enjoyed a distinguished career in government service. His life in Washington began in 1966 as a key aide to legendary Congressman Mo Udall. Terry left Udall’s service in 1976 to accept an appointment as Assistant Secretary of Transportation. In 1994, Terry was appointed a founding Trustee of the Udall Foundation and was elected its first chair. In 2011, he stepped down from his role as chair of the Foundation board. On the occasion of his retirement, an annual award was created in his honor. The Terrence L. Bracy Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes outstanding contributions from Udall alumni.
Terry has written extensively on public affairs and other issues. Among the publications where his articles have appeared are the New York Times, Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Arizona Daily Star, and Golf Magazine. He was appointed Special Lecturer, Washington Program, of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. Terry is a regular contributor to the Arizona Daily Star and the Bill Buckmaster Show.
James P. Brown, President
With four decades of experience, Jim Brown is an established authority on transportation and urban issues. Jim is a consultant to the City of Tucson, the City of St. Louis, the St. Louis Airport, Transit and Port Authorities, as well as the St. Louis-based Webster University. He is also a consultant to the Fort Worth Transit Authority and has previously represented the Chrysler Corporation, TWA and Nestle USA. Jim assists clients with transportation grants and provides invaluable assistance to municipalities and local government entities. He is a former journalist and also possesses an extensive background in public affairs and grassroots advocacy. He has served as Press Secretary and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation, has been chief of staff to a Member of Congress and was a news editor and reporter in a major media market.
Jim is the Washington Representative for Childhelp USA, the oldest child abuse prevention organization in the United States. He is the co-author of Era of Challenge, a book that bridged the generation gap in its examination of the Vietnam War.
Tracy P. Tucker, Co-CEO
Tracy is an effective strategist, communicator and policy coordinator. She is a recognized innovator with a reputation for creative proposals and strategies that secure federal funding and policy successes for her clients. She is recognized for her strong skills in strategic planning and legislative advocacy. These skills have helped her to achieve a solid record of federal legislative and funding success. For two decades, she has led the team representing Tucson in Washington. The results have been remarkable, including securing over $200 million in federal funds for transportation, housing, economic development and public safety projects since the year 2000.
Prior to joining the firm, Tracy spent several years in community-based organizing. She trained individuals in presentation skills, organizing and coalition building. Her experience working for two members of the U.S. House of Representatives broadened her background in issue development and the legislative process. Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University and a certificate in leadership development from Johns Hopkins University.
Henri Bisson, Senior Natural Resources Advisor
Henri Bisson is serving as a consulting advisor at Bracy Tucker Brown after retiring in February 2009 from 34 years of public service as a career employee of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Throughout his career, Bisson received numerous leadership awards and commendations, including two Meritorious Presidential Rank awards and several Secretarial Executive Leadership Awards. During his BLM career, Bisson had a long history of project and program management and leadership, from the oversight and completion of many BLM Resource Management Plans; the revision and completion of new regulations in his program areas; renewal of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Right-of-way; new EIS’s for major rights-of-way in Colorado, Arizona and California; completion of many large land exchanges in Arizona, both private and with the State of Arizona; completion of the Santa Rita Land exchange which was required primarily to settle the Federal government’s debt to the State of Arizona for takings of State land for the CAP Project; large mine permitting; negotiation for the expansion of the Army’s Ft Irwin National Training Center in California; and, the management of many BLM natural resource programs at all levels of the organization.
Bisson is a resident of Tucson, AZ and maintains an awareness of political and public land management issues in Arizona and throughout the West. Henri has a BS in Forest Resources from the University of New Hampshire and an MS in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona.
LeeAnn Peterson, Grants Consultant
Consulting associate LeeAnn Peterson assists Bracy Tucker Brown in the day-to-day tracking, monitoring and analysis of regulatory issues and grant opportunities of importance to public clients. She informs and reports on existing policies and proposals as well as identifies initiatives that may be forthcoming. LeeAnn has been responsible for providing legislative research and support for nearly 100 companies, trade associations, public agencies and non-profit groups. She has experience managing several issue areas including tax, trade, health care and telecommunications, and specializes in environment, education, energy and transportation.
A native of California, LeeAnn’s experience includes employment with U.S. Rep. George E. Brown, Jr.; California State Sen. Ruben S. Ayala; and the Los Angeles City Transportation Commission. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of La Verne and a Masters’ in public administration and intergovernmental management from the University of Southern California.