Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Communications @ FedEx Office
Vice President, U.S. Human Resources @ FedEx Office
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) @
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Senior Vice President with successful career as a change agent and strategic partner with C-Suite executives for Global Fortune 500 organizations, overseeing 20,000+ employees and 150+ HR professionals. Strategic thinker and corporate steward, recognized for outstanding talent management, retention, bench development, leadership, and aligning talent with corporate goals and vision. Valued as strategic advisor, counselor, and trusted
Senior Vice President with successful career as a change agent and strategic partner with C-Suite executives for Global Fortune 500 organizations, overseeing 20,000+ employees and 150+ HR professionals. Strategic thinker and corporate steward, recognized for outstanding talent management, retention, bench development, leadership, and aligning talent with corporate goals and vision. Valued as strategic advisor, counselor, and trusted resource to CEO and executive staff members. Proven expertise in policy and procedure development on a domestic and international scale, litigation management, employee relations, communications, and both domestic and international expansion and divestiture. Career is backed with a JD from University of Virginia School of Law.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources @ Responsible for all facets of human resource leadership and management for 20,000+ employee global document and business services company.
•Oversee team of 150+ HR, training/development, diversity, compensation/benefits, recruiting and communications professionals.
•Provide strategic leadership and direction on all matters relating to human capital management, including organizational capability and design.
•Maintain focus on programs and processes to identify, recruit, develop and retain high potential business leaders across the organization.
•Lead bi-annual leadership planning succession process, identify people gaps and prepare action plans to support the needs of the business.
•Guide development and approval of HR policies, budgets and objectives designed to achieve people related initiatives in support of growth and revenue targets.
•Lead all compensation and benefits efforts and activities, including rewards and recognition and healthcare programs.
•Monitor and enhance culture, communication and other human resource management activities to maximize team member satisfaction and retention at all levels and drive overall company performance.
•Responsible for all diversity programs and practices with the goal to demonstrate the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in its broadest sense. From 2007 to Present (8 years) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaVice President, U.S. Human Resources @ •Accountable for leadership/bench planning, sales recruiting, field and corporate recruiting, all aspects of employee relations, policy and procedure development, and coordination with field training.
•Worked directly with Managing Director of Compensation & Benefits on compensation and incentive planning, including executive compensation and employee retention and rewards programs.
•Worked on employee retention and rewards programs.
•Provided support from people perspective on major corporate initiatives, including growth/expansion.
•Partnered with corporate and field executives on bench development and leadership selection, organizational planning, and overall people/HR support.
•Oversaw team of 75+ HR and recruiting professionals. From 2005 to 2007 (2 years) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaVice President, Assistant General Councel @ •Served as employment and litigation counsel providing daily guidance for all levels of Corporate and Field Human Resources and business management teams.
•Supported operations teams in leadership development process and integration of new business services.
•Worked with Human Resources and business teams on reorganizations and reductions in force associated with changes in business model and strategy.
•Directed and implemented development and review of employment policies and procedures.
•Guided Compensation and Benefits team on executive compensation issues and creation and administration of incentive compensation and employee benefit plans.
•Counseled with International Human Resources team on employment policies and procedures, executive employment agreements and compensation, and staffing issues relative to International expansion efforts.
•Supported Learning and Development team in implementing training initiatives for Field and Sales operations and in design of selection tools for leadership and executive development.
•Managed all aspects of litigation docket, from resolution of customer disputes to oversight of litigation matters in court or arbitration, including active management of outside counsel in defense of litigation matters.
•Supervised in-house litigation paralegals and oversaw litigation budget.
•Provided support for merger with FedEx and addressed legal issues stemming from corporate merger, including integration of additional business services and absorption of additional business locations. Supervised Risk Management team. Assisted in negotiation and interpretation of customer contracts. From 2002 to 2005 (3 years) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaVice President & Assistant General Counsel @ Provided in-house employment counsel for 30,000+ employee Fortune 500 financial services company.
•Guided Human Resources in development and implementation of employment policies and procedures, as well as in training of employees and managers regarding such policies and procedures.
•Counseled Human Resources and management regarding employee issues, including investigation of employee complaints and handling of disciplinary matters.
•Represented company in government agency inquiries or investigations averaging 50 active charges at any given time.
•Advised regarding employee benefit and executive compensation issues.
•Oversaw management of outside employment counsel and employment litigation averaging 25 active cases. From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaShareholder @ From 1997 to 1998 (1 year) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaAssociate @ Represented management in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including litigation management, policy review and development, training and general advice. First and second chair trial experience in state and federal court. Successful summary judgment practice in employment discrimination litigation. Promoted to shareholder in February 1997. From 1992 to 1997 (5 years) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaAssociate - Labor & Employment Section @ Represented management in various labor and employment matters, including EEO litigation, wrongful discharge, workers’ compensation retaliation, and ERISA litigation. From 1990 to 1992 (2 years) Houston, Texas Area
Doctor of Law (J.D.) @ University of Virginia School of Law From 1987 to 1990 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English @ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill From 1981 to 1985 Tracy Brightman is skilled in: Succession Planning, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Employment Law, Deferred Compensation, Recruiting, Personnel Management, Leadership Development, Employee Benefits, Employee Training, HR Policies, Training, Management, Mergers & Acquisitions
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