Tracy D. Gee, NACD

“Success comes when you treat others consistently with kindness and respect.”

Tracy D. Gee

Tracy D. Gee, the Chief People Officer of NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), shared the story behind her title with us on November 9, 2022.

NACD is the leading membership organization for corporate directors who want to expand their knowledge, grow their network, and maximize their potential.

As Chief People Officer, Tracy is responsible for developing and executing all aspects of NACD’s people strategies and human resources activities, including talent acquisition, talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, succession planning, and compensation and benefits. She joined NACD from Raytheon Company, where she was responsible for leading all human resources and global security operations for the company’s Global Business Development function.

In 2019, Savoy Magazine named Gee as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Corporate America.” Over her 25+ year career, Gee has held human resources positions in a variety of industries: Aerospace and Defense, Investment Management, Insurance, and Commercial Banking. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College. She also has an advanced certificate in organization development and HR management from Columbia University.


Growing up in the south with older parents whose message was to always treat others with dignity and respect, Tracy attributes her success to living that lesson boldly. While others may perceive kindness as a weakness, Tracy knew that her ability to always lead with kindness was actually a demonstration of confidence. Watch to learn why leaving a legacy for her family is so important to her.

Listen to our interview with Tracy below, or watch on!

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