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Tracey Pass assumed the role of Vice President of Talent Acquisition at ESPN in 2016. In this capacity, her primary mission is to ensure that ESPN consistently identifies, attracts, and retains a diverse and highly skilled workforce spanning various fields. She is at the helm of ESPN’s worldwide talent acquisition endeavors and leads a team of accomplished professionals dedicated to supporting talent identification, recruitment, and hiring across all of ESPN’s business sectors.
Pass also functions as an advisor to senior management, offering her insights on matters related to recruiting and hiring. She formulates strategies and processes designed to enhance the candidate experience throughout the recruiting journey. Additionally, Pass manages and nurtures relationships with industry associations, internal colleagues, and key external stakeholders to amplify outreach initiatives. She maintains a relentless focus on exploring and implementing best practices in talent acquisition within the ESPN framework.
Before her tenure at ESPN, Pass spent 13 years at the Target Corporation, where she held various roles, including Human Resources Generalist and Talent Acquisition leadership positions. Her most recent role at Target was as a Senior Group Manager of Talent Acquisition for Technology, where she spearheaded the development of a talent acquisition strategy aimed at expediting the hiring of software engineers.
In terms of her educational background, Pass earned her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2002. Subsequently, in 2005, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Tracey Pass hails from Chaska, Minnesota, but presently calls Connecticut her home. Her commitment to community and education is evident through her past service on the Human Rights Commission in Chaska and her role as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Mary’s.