Tracey D. Syphax has over  20 years of entrepreneurial experience, as a returning citizen and as a strong advocate for reentry reform

Tracey D. Syphax has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, as a returning citizen and as a strong advocate for reentry reform

Tracey has spent his career advocating to end mass incarceration by using proper reentry tools. He has joined with the Obama Administration and companies from across the American economy as a founding partner for the launch of the Fair Chance Business Pledge. Tracey's success can be seen in diverse groups throughout the US. Through his entrepreneurship courses with CJ Meenan and motivational speaking, he offers returning citizens the opportunity to succeed. His influence and success have been to create an economic engine and revitalize the lives of the formerly incarcerated. Reuniting families and strengthen communities through the 3Es, Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship is viable for reentry.

Tracey is the author of the award-winning memoir, “From The Block To The Boardroom,” and the recipient of numerous awards, including:

  • 2016 One of the 25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey
  • 2014 White House Champion of Change
  • Empower Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year
  • Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year; 1st African American in 51 years to receive this award

Tracey is also the President and COO of Phax Group Construction & Design LLC and the Senior Managing Partner of Phax Group Real Estate LLC. He owns and manages multiple properties.

Membership

In the state of New Jersey, Tracey is:

  • A board member of the African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Co-Chairman of the Trustee Board at Union Baptist Church
  • Chairman of the Board of Minding Our Business (MOB)