“The Vaco culture drives our strategy; our shared values direct how each Vaconian serves our clients and our community.”
Tracey Power isn’t your typical human resources professional. In fact, she describes herself as a business person first and foremost, and an HR person second. Her first priority is growing, protecting and tending the vital resources that ensure our company’s measured success.
Spoiler alert: it’s people.
As our Chief People Officer, Tracey spends her days focused on the hearts, minds, souls and goals of the Vaco Nation. She brings people, culture and business strategy together to create a pretty amazing place to work, populated by genuine, hand-picked humans who are committed to doing the right things for our customers. Our signature over-the-top client service experience begins with Tracey’s commitment to doing the right thing for our employees and consultants, so they can do the right thing for our customers.
Prior to joining the Vaco executive team, Tracey served as Manager of Training and Internal Communications for Affinion Group, Assistant Vice President of Professional Development for J.C. Bradford & Co, and Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Comdata Corporation/Stored Value Solutions. She’s been a proud Vacotian since 2015 and is currently an adjunct faculty member of Lipscomb University College of Business teaching Human Resource Strategy.
Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University, as well as a certificate in Life-Juggling earned while simultaneously getting her master’s degree, working full time and raising a family. She is a certified Rule 31 Mediator, Global (GPHR) and Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute and Senior Certified Professional (SCP) with the Society of Human Resource Management. When she receives her executive coaching certification next year, we’ll have to build another wall in her office to accommodate the framed-certificate overflow. Tracey volunteers for various community organizations, including serving as co-chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in Nashville.
Tracey lives in Franklin with her husband and daughter. When it comes to developing strong teams that can accomplish amazing things, her family is her favorite one.