Tracey Travis

Audit Committee Chair


Current public company boards: Accenture and Meta

Prior public company boards: Campbell Soup Company and Jo-Ann Stores

Executive experience: Tracey T. Travis has been executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Estée Lauder Companies since August 212, with responsibilities for global finance, accounting, investor relations, information technology, and strategy and new business development. Tracey also co-leads the company’s major cost savings and process improvement initiatives. Previously, Tracey was senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation from January 25 to July 212, with responsibilities for global finance, accounting, tax and treasury, and business development, as well as investor relations and information technology. In both of these roles, she has successfully led and supported multiple acquisitions, the development of enhanced capital structures and shareholder returns, and technology transformations.

Tracey was with Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio, from 21 to 24 as chief financial officer of Intimate Brands Inc. and as senior vice president of finance for Limited Brands, with responsibilities for operational finance for all divisions, capital planning, corporate forecasting, budgeting, and strategic planning. From 1999 to 21, Tracey was chief financial officer of the Americas Group of American National Can, where she led both the finance and information technology groups. Prior to this position, she held various management positions at PepsiCo/Pepsi Bottling Group from 1989 to 1999. Tracey served as group manager of new products, where she led the manufacturing, distribution, and market development of the business plans for Pepsi’s entrance into non-soft drink beverage categories; as general manager, where she led the manufacturing, distribution, and market development of beverages for a Michigan market unit; and as chief financial officer of the Michigan Business Unit. Previously, she began her career at General Motors as an engineer and progressed through various financial roles, including on the controller’s staff where she worked on international product programs, joint ventures, and divestitures.

Tracey currently serves as a director on the board of Accenture PLC and the board of Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly, Facebook). She previously served on the boards of Campbell Soup Company from 211 to 217, and Jo-Ann Stores Inc. from 23 to 211, where she also chaired the audit committee. She is a member of the board of overseers for Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and recently served as a trustee on the board of the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she serves as a director on the board of Lincoln Center Theater in New York and the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 219, Tracey became a member of the Economic Club of New York.

Additional Information: Tracey was recognized in 25 by treasury and risk magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Finance,” and in 212 as one of the “1 Most Influential People in Finance.” In 28, she was granted the Best CFO award by Institutional Investor magazine. She has been named one of the “Top 1 African Americans in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine, and in 219, she was included on the publication’s list of “The Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.” In 211, Tracey was asked to serve as an inaugural member of the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Forum. In 216, she received Legal Momentum’s Aiming High Award, and in 219, she was honored with an Achiever Award by Cosmetic Executive Women.

Tracey has also received multiple distinguished alumni awards from her alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh. Tracey received a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in finance and operations management from Columbia University.