Lynne Tracy is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Her last assignment was Director for Central Asia at the White House National Security Council. Since joining the State Department in 1994, Ms. Tracy’s overseas assignments have been concentrated in Central and South Asia, with postings in Ashgabat as Deputy Chief of Mission (2010-2011), Peshawar as Principal Officer (2006-2009), Astana as Principal Officer (2004 -2006), Kabul (2002-2003), Bishkek (1997-2000), and an earlier tour in Peshawar (1995-1997). Her Washington assignments include Kazakhstan Desk Officer (2003-2004), Georgia Desk Officer (2001-2002), and the Office of the Special Ambassador to the Newly Independent States (2000-2001). She is the recipient of the Secretary’s Award for Heroism (2009) for her service in Peshawar and several Superior Honor Awards.
Ms. Tracy was born in Barberton, Ohio. She received a B.A. in Soviet Studies from the University of Georgia in 1986, and a law degree in 1994 from the University of Akron.