Tracy Doaks

President & CEO at MCNC

Tracy Doaks is President and CEO of MCNC, the technology nonprofit focused on delivering high-performance Internet and networking, cloud services, cybersecurity, and other essential technologies for communities throughout North Carolina. MCNC’s nearly 4,500-mile backbone, the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), supports community anchor institutions in all 100 counties.

Prior to joining MCNC in August 2020, Tracy was state chief information officer and secretary for the N.C. Department of Information Technology where she led the state agency responsible for all IT procurement, state cybersecurity, operational services, broadband infrastructure, solutions division, data analytics center, N.C. 911 Board and strategic IT planning.

She joined NCDIT in November 2015 and served as chief deputy state chief information officer and chief services officer until her appointment as state CIO in February 2020.

Tracy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and then went on to earn her CIO certification from the UNC School of Government. Additionally, she received the 2018 Public CIO Award from NC TECH and the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from North Carolina University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.


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