Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Tracey Patterson is Vice President and Chief Human Resources of AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), a leading aviation services provider to commercial and government customers worldwide.
Tracey oversees AAR’s global Human Resources, Communications, and other functions. She is focused on leveraging her deep experience in workforce development, employee engagement, and continuous improvement to position the Company for future growth.
Prior to AAR, Tracey served as Managing Director at Accenture and was responsible for HR operations and managed 10,000 HR professionals. She built a Talent and HR offering for external clients with a strong focus on employee experience, future workplace, innovation, and continuous improvement. Tracey introduced and led initiatives with Accenture’s CEO that positioned the company to dramatically improve gender diversity, and she kickstarted numerous digital transformation initiatives with a world class technology platform strategy.
Tracey is passionate about stewardship, serving on the Foundation Board of Lurie Children’s Hospital, as Board President of Hyde Park School of Dance, and as a member of The American Ballet Theater Rise Council. She has been recognized as a “Business Leader of Color” by Chicago United, on Today’s Chicago Woman’s “100 Women to Watch,” and as a Fortune Next Generation member and speaker.
Tracey earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and her Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.