Tracey Kearny is an outplacement professional, helping former employees of firms that have restructured make better job changes than they could on their own, leading them to more successful careers, and creating happier alumni for their former employers.
As Vice President with Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., she partners with companies in the Houston and Louisiana markets to evaluate and implement responsible human capital solutions during mergers, acquisitions, downsizing, and restructuring. She provides customized planning and support to organization and their affected employees, helps them make optimal outplacement decisions, and serves as a transition counselor for individuals receiving Challenger services. In her role as executive/business advisor, she successfully assisting executives impacted by change.
Before, Tracey worked for more than 15 years in the mental health field. Parlaying her resource management and communication skills as a therapist, she transitioned to the corporate world when she joined Challenger in 2002.
Tracey's networking has allowed her to establish strong relationships and become a trusted advisor within the community. She believes the path to success is achieved through consistency to purpose, determination, and commitment to excellence. She is an active member of Leadership Houston’s Alumni & the Women’s Energy Network, where she serves as the National Corporate Membership Chair. Tracey also serves on the Advisory Board for WorkforceNEXT (Talent Management for Oil & Gas) & SHRM’s Global Chief HR Executive Network in Houston. She also serves on the local board and co-chairs the Membership Committee & Energy Forum for the National Business Development Association of Houston.
Tracey earned a B.A. in Psychology and Communications from the University of North Texas, Dallas/Ft. Worth. Her free time is dedicated towards time with her three children, Jay, Natalie and Geoffrey, and extended family.