R. Trace Roller is a TFG Manager of Grants Strategic Development. He is a seasoned government relations and business development leader with more than 20 years of experience in driving revenue and managing relationships in both the government and commercial marketplace. As a part of TFG, Trace serves a diverse portfolio of nationally significant clients - managing the grant development process for the firm's local government, corporate, education, and non-profit interests.
Trace is known for his ability to work collaboratively with senior government officials, business leaders, and industry stakeholders to plan and execute national business development and client marketing strategies, develop strategic partnerships, and drive revenue through new client acquisitions, government contracts, and grants. Throughout his career, Trace has successfully captured more than $370M in direct government funding for a multitude of essential public infrastructure, workforce training, economic development, public safety, and education initiatives.
Prior to joining TFG, Trace served on staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and in various capacities at the Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas House of Representatives. In these roles, he developed and implemented successful strategies with respect to several key policy and regulatory issues. Trace holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a master's degree from George Washington University.