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Traci Otey

Communications & Public Affairs Strategist - Politics, Sports & Entertainment

Travels From: Metropolitan, NY

Speaking Fee: Please contact for more information (615-681-6588)

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Biography 

A nationally recognized strategic communications and political strategist, Traci Otey Blunt has led award-winning media and public affairs campaigns for corporate, political, entertainment, and professional sports organizations for over 25 years.  Traci is the Founder and Principal of Blunt Group Strategies, a boutique strategic and crisis communications consulting firm that advises leaders and organizations across a variety of issue sectors and industries. 

 

Prior to launching Blunt Group Strategies, Traci was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, at the National Football League (NFL). Traci led communications strategies in rapid response, marketing, tentpole events, player health & safety, business operations, NFL media, social justice, DE&I, corporate social responsibility, and community relations. During the 2020 season, Traci spearheaded the communications and partnership efforts on the NFL’s social justice initiative, Inspire Change, and civic engagement campaign, NFL Votes.

 

Prior to joining the NFL, Traci served in a dual role as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, at RLJ Entertainment and President of Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription streaming channel showcasing Black film and television, founded by Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Robert L. Johnson.  From 2008 to 2014, Traci served as EVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at The RLJ Companies – the parent company of RLJ Entertainment and Urban Movie Channel.  At RLJ, Traci led communications and public affairs across the 16 diversified companies within the RLJ portfolio, as well as leading executive communications and visibility for the founder and chairman.

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