Andrea Cochrane Tracey

Andrea Cochrane Tracey


Andrea Cochrane Tracey is a nonprofit and museum professional with almost 30 years of diverse experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and development, historic preservation, small museums, community relations, and public programming.

She passionately believes in the role that historic places play in communities as a source for informal learning; a place for open and respectful dialogue, and community building; and as a cultural asset for maintaining and furthering diplomacy across the globe. Heritage sites are a bridge between cultures and nations. Andrea enjoys finding ways to collaborate and partner with like-minded institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Andrea’s diverse professional experience includes: Director of the College Park Aviation Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, in Maryland; Regional Museum Administrator of ten historic sites in two states for Historic New England; development director for a food bank in Fairfax County, Virginia; and Information Clearninghouse Manager for Partners for Sacred Places. Her work includes numerous community volunteer commitments ranging from serving on historic district commissions, and strategic planning committees to special event management, conference planning and teaching after-school programming focused on engaging young people with the built environment around them.

She participated on conference planning committees for the Association of Preservation Technology International and the Vernacular Architecture Forum. She enjoyed serving as an adjunct instructor for the History Department at the University of New England.

Ms. Tracey holds a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in Historic Preservation and Museum Management and a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Historic Preservation from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. She’s successfully completed leadership training with Smithsonian Affiliates and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Additionally, she’s completed allyship training.

Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and her frisbee and ball loving miniature Australian Shepherds. When life allows, she loves to travel, frolic in any body of water that is safe and warm enough, read, dance, photograph and take long walks and hikes. She particularly enjoys going to the top of historic buildings to take in the view, such as the Arc de triomphe in Paris, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. Not to mention the reward of a mountain top view after a challenging hike!