McCourt LP Names Tracey Russell Chief Operating Officer and Head of PhilanthropyMcCourt LP, a family-owned global enterprise focused on building long-term value through entrepreneurial, strategic, and philanthropic investments and partnerships, announced today that Tracey Russell has been named Chief Operating Officer of McCourt LP. Russell is the current Chief Executive Officer of Conqur Endurance Group, a McCourt subsidiary, that creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport.
“Over her four years with the McCourt enterprise, Tracey has proven herself as a strategic thinker, strong business leader, and effective culture carrier, who has positively engaged with many parts of our organization,” said Frank H. McCourt, Jr., Chairman and CEO of McCourt LP. “Her vision and leadership at Conqur have directly resulted in the growth and success of that organization and I'm looking forward to seeing Tracey apply her numerous talents and strengths across the whole McCourt ecosystem.”
In her new role, Russell will focus on McCourt LP's continued global expansion, partnering with long-term international advisors to formalize those relationships and open offices in key European and Asian markets to ensure the organization is positioned for global growth going forward. Additionally, she will oversee the articulation and communication of the McCourt LP brand and work with other leaders in the organization to further define governance structures and metrics to help ensure the success of McCourt LP and its numerous businesses units.
Russell will also serve as Head of Philanthropy at McCourt LP, working closely with Frank McCourt and the McCourt family to ensure creation of the greatest social impact possible. She will help establish connectivity across McCourt's numerous philanthropic efforts and will play an active role with key partners, such as Georgetown University, the McCourt School of Public Policy, The Shed, and The Future Project.
“I look forward to working with Frank in further building a powerful, self-sustaining, global ecosystem that will deliver exponentially more value and positive impact for the family, our company, our investments, and - ultimately - the world,” said Tracey Russell.
In addition to her responsibilities with McCourt LP, Russell will continue to serve as CEO of Conqur and ensure continuity in managing important community relationships in Los Angeles. Conqur's premier event, the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. Conqur Endurance Group also produces the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K, the LA BIG 5K and recently added the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl.