Development Resources inc. (DRi) has completed an executive search partnership with Polaris, a Skoll Award-winning anti-human-trafficking organization, and we are excited to announce our placement of Emily Tracy as Polaris’s new Chief Development Officer.
Polaris is a global leader in the fight to eradicate modern slavery. It acts as a catalyst to systematically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom, working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking in all its forms. Polaris has tripled in size over the last 4 years and created a development department with several major supporters, including Google and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
DRi partnered with Polaris to recruit a high-level Chief Development Officer who could oversee innovation in all its public and private revenue streams, designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to grow revenue and to sustainably reach a $15 million annual revenue goal in the coming years. After tapping our networks in the international sector and exploring a diverse range of highly-qualified candidates, we recruited Emily Tracy to become Polaris’s new CDO.
Emily brings 17 years of development experience to Polaris, including leadership roles at Marymount University, Florida Coastal School of Law, PROVAIL, and The Center for Food Safety. Emily most recently served as National Director of Development for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, where she increased the organization’s annual revenue goal and secured multiple 7-figure gifts from high-level donors, including former Second Lady Tipper Gore. In addition to managing comprehensive fundraising programs, including grants, direct mail campaigns, and major gifts, Emily has been a partner to Boards of Directors in numerous organizations and launched a new foundation with the Board at Florida Coastal School of Law.
DRi congratulates both Emily and Polaris and looks forward to their continued success.