Tracey Pass joined ESPN in 2016 as vice president, talent acquisition. In this role, Pass is responsible for ensuring ESPN continues to identify, attract and retain the most talented and diverse people from across a multitude of disciplines to make up ESPN’s workforce. She oversees ESPN’s global talent acquisition efforts and leads a team of top professionals who support the talent identification, recruitment and hiring needs across all of ESPN’s business units.
Pass also serves as an advisor to senior management on matters of recruiting and hiring; develops strategies and processes to ensure candidates have a positive experience during their recruiting process; manages and leverages relationships with industry organizations, internal peers and key external stakeholders to maximize outreach efforts; and continuously explores best practices in talent acquisition and how they can be applied at ESPN.
Prior to ESPN, Pass was with the Target Corporation for 13 years holding various roles as a Human Resources Generalist and Talent Acquisition leader, while most recently serving as a Senior Group Manager of Talent Acquisition for Technology. In this role, Pass worked on building a talent acquisition strategy to accelerate the hiring of software engineers.
In 2002, Pass completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with honors before receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2005.
Originally from Chaska, Minn., Pass now lives in Connecticut. She served on the Human Rights Commission in Chaska, and as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Mary’s.