Vice President of Learning and Development
Lecturer | Center for Professional and Executive Development|Strategic Human Resources Management
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave
(608) 441-7343

Biography

Tracy is the Vice President of Learning and Development at the Center for Professional and Executive Development and teach in the MBA program, both at the Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tracy is a senior-level human resource, organizational development, and learning and talent development leader with more than 30 years of business experience. She manages the Center’s non-credit learning portfolio, assists in creating and developing new courses, and ensures the needs of lifelong learners. She was one of the first in the nation to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance designation through the National Association for Talent Development (ATD), and while serving as vice president of learning and development for a Madison-based financial institution, Nelson’s team twice earned the international ATD BEST Award. The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development. Tracy was also twice featured in national Training & Development magazine, and serves as a national speaker at learning and leadership development conferences. Before joining the Wisconsin School of Business, Tracy was the director of learning and development for UW-Health/University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and vice president, training and organizational development for Summit Credit Union. Tracy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Edgewood College. She is the vice president of community outreach on the executive board of directors for the Greater Madison Society of Human Resources Management.