Traci Hacker brings over 20 years of professional experience to the OPEN MINDS Research and Publications team. At OPEN MINDS, Ms. Hacker serves as the Weekly News Wire Assistant and reports on the business of delivering social and behavioral health services across the United States and abroad. Ms. Hacker also serves as the initial point-of-contact for industry professionals and organizations that are the focus of these reports.
In addition to her work with OPEN MINDS, Ms. Hacker serves as a Website Manager for Sawdust Therapy, in which Ms. Hacker develops website content, and enables SEO for marketing and promotion purposes.
Prior to joining the OPEN MINDS team, Ms. Hacker spent a number of years with Acorn Internet Services as a Web Content Writer. In this role, she was responsible for technical editing on client websites, updating background content, and writing blog posts for clients across the United States.
Ms. Hacker spent over seven years as a Partner and Assistant with Peabody Sports LLC, a firearms company, in Centerville Ohio. At Peabody, Ms. Hacker managed local trade shows and store sales in the capacity of public interaction, firearm and accessory sales, processing FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks on potential firearm buyers, and handling transactions. In addition, she was responsible for developing and managing marketing materials and web functionality for the business.
Previously spent over ten years as a data analyst & data modeler with companies such as, Navistar, Inc., Abacus Technology Corporation, and Computer Science Corporation (CSC).
Ms. Hacker is also highly involved in her community and has spent nine years as an organizer for the Eastern Mining Collectors Association, a not-for-profit group of mining memorabilia collectors and mining history enthusiasts. She has also served as a volunteer Newsletter Editor for Greater Cincinnati Grotto and previously for Dayton Underground Grotto where she published monthly print and electronic newsletters for the organizations.
Ms. Hacker earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management Information Systems from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.