Meet Tracey Kenney, People Services manager and African American People Resource Network member

Crowe Recruiting
| 2/29/2016
Tracey Kenney
Tracey Kenney joined Crowe in 2007 as administrative services manager. Today, she serves as the office manager for our Oak Brook and Springfield locations overseeing day-to-day activities and operations support. Tracey is also a member of the African American People Resource Network (PRN) leadership team and the People Advisory Council (PAC). The mission of the African American PRN is to grow and retain African Americans while encouraging diverse thinking, creating diverse opportunities and increasing visibility. The PAC was formed as part of our ongoing efforts to connect with our people and ensure the firm considers our people's views as it executes upon the people aspects of our firm strategy.

Q: What is your role on the African American PRN leadership team?

A: My specific areas of focus are communication and retention, but I've also attend four National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) conferences and helped with interviewing campus candidates. Joining the PRN provides an avenue to "give back" by sharing my cultural experiences as an African-American with the firm. I am able to promote our focus on diversity and inclusion and the value it brings as we go to market.

Q. What is your role as a member of the firm's PAC?

A: I provide feedback on various initiatives Chief People Officer Julie Wood (Oak Brook) brings to our attention, as well as solicit feedback from and bring forward any areas of concern. I also look for opportunities to recognize our people. In a nutshell, I try to be a voice to senior leadership for people who may not have direct access to those individuals.

Q. What's the most valuable advice you've been given in your career?
A: Pursue your passion - the rewards and recognition will follow. Also, work to live vs. live to work!

Q. If you could choose another "dream" profession, what would it be?

A: I would be a youth golf instructor. I love golf and would love to teach it to young people as the game involves perseverance, discipline, honesty and integrity - all important traits in business and in life.