M. Tracey Brooks bids a fond farewell to Shenker Russo & Clark and Albany

| June 20, 2024

Tracey Brooks bids a fond farewell to Shenker Russo & Clark and Albany as she departs to Lake Placid, NY, to join the Whiteface Club and Resort (WFCR) as their Chief Operating Officer. Brooks and Whiteface Club and Resort CEO Mark Spering, will be mapping out a course for the continued growth and development of this historic property.

Brooks began her career as a litigator, transitioning into public service as counsel to the NY State Assembly, and United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s office. Brooks served as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood and Family Planning Advocates of New York State, before returning to practice in the private sector as a government relations attorney. She has run for both the State Assembly and Congress in the Capital Region. Brooks leaves the region, however, will maintain her connection through her board service on the Eleanor’s Legacy, Albany Pro Musica and the Advisory Board of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School.

The Whiteface Club and Resort is led by CEO Mark Sperling. It comprises three distinct operating companies including the Whiteface Real Estate Development & Construction company, the Club itself which provides home owner services and recreational amenities including a championship golf course created in 1895, a tennis center, marina and in the winter Nordic Center. The Whiteface Club and Resort’s food and beverage company provides dining opportunities in a seasonal restaurant directly on the shores of Lake Placid, a restaurant that is open year-round in the main Club House and a catered event space to round out the organization. There currently are 135 residences at the resort and more are under development. Most amenities are open to the public.

The Whiteface Club & Resort is the Adirondack’s only four-season resort community. It traces its history back to the 1880’s when it started as a small, seasonal hotel on the west banks of Lake Placid chosen for the beautiful views of the high peaks and in particular Whiteface Mt. and the pristine Lake. The small hotel was later replaced by larger hotels and ultimately started its journey as a resort community after the 1980 Olympics. Today the Whiteface Club and Resort is comprised of condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes.