Levi Strauss & Co appoints new CHRO

Tracy Layney brings decades of experience in HR and 'unique' expertise in the retail business

Levi Strauss & Co appoints new CHRO

Levi Strauss & Co. announced they’ve hired Tracy Layney as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Effective April 20, 2020, Layney brings over 20 years of experience in human resources and organization strategy, including deep experience in apparel and retail.

Her most recent role was Senior Vice President and CHRO at Shutterfly, Inc. where she was responsible for driving strategies for the entire employee life cycle.

This included overseeing recruiting, employee engagement, talent management, compensation and benefits, HR technology, corporate communications and the Shutterfly Foundation.

Earlier in her career, Layney had worked at Levi as a Senior Organization Readiness Manager supporting a global reengineering project.

Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Co. President and CEO said the retailer is “excited to welcome her back” and believe her understanding of the organisation’s “unique needs” will help the retailer “continue to build an engaged, inclusive, and high-performing culture”.

Prior to her role at Shutterfly, Layney held numerous senior leadership roles at another US-based retailer, Gap Inc, where she provided over 10 years of strategic leadership.

“I have long admired LS&Co.’s strong brand and values-driven culture,” Layney said. “We have tremendous opportunity on the HR team to continue to advance LS&Co. as a destination for top talent and great place to work, and I look forward to joining the team.”

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