Tracey T. Travis has been Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies since August, 2012, with responsibilities for Global Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations, Information Technology, and Strategy and New Business Development. Ms. Travis also co-leads the company’s major cost savings and process improvement initiatives. Previously, Ms. Travis was Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation from January 2005 to July 2012, 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.
Ms. Travis was with Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio, from 2001 to 2004 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 2001, Ms. Travis 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. Ms. Travis 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.
Ms. Travis currently serves as a director on the Board of Accenture PLC. She previously served on the Boards of Campbell Soup Company from 2011 to 2017, and Jo-Ann Stores Inc. from 2003 to 2011, 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. In 2019, Ms. Travis became a member of the Economic Club of New York and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Travis was recognized in 2005 by Treasury and Risk magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Finance,” and in 2012 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance.” In 2008, she was granted the Best CFO award by Institutional Investor magazine. In 2009 and 2017 she was named one of the “Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2019, Black Enterprise magazine included her on its list of “The Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.” In 2011, Ms. Travis was asked to serve as an inaugural member of the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Forum. In 2016, she received Legal Momentum’s Aiming High Award. Ms. Travis has also received multiple Distinguished Alumni awards from her alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Travis received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from Columbia University.