Tracey R. Downs, Esq.
Law School: University of Richmond
Undergraduate: Colgate University
Tracey’s passion for recruiting began when she was in law school and worked as a legal intern for Target Corporation's HR Department.
Following law school, Tracey joined an emerging Raleigh, NC law firm handling employment law, insurance coverage and professional malpractice matters. She then moved to Charlotte joining the southeast law firm McAngus Goudelock and Courie as an employment and general litigator.
Tracey then made the move to in-house practice with Compass Group USA. While there, she had the opportunity to wear many hats, including leading up the Employment Law Compliance and Projects team, after which she transitioned to HR leadership.
In 2020, Tracey joined Broad River Retail (the largest licensee of Ashely HomeStores) as their head of Human Resources which included the talent acquisition. She has been in this role for the last two years navigating the new and emerging employment norms from work from home standards, the Great Resignation, the Revenge of Ghosting, and wage inflation to name a few.
Tracey is originally from Kansas City but now calls Charlotte, NC home. She has two rambunctious sons that keep her on her toes and in the know on what is “cool”.