Tracey Tafoya, Tesoro Foundation

TITLE: Manager of Shared Value and Community Affairs

FOCUS AREAS: STEM education, public safety, environmental conservation and sustainability

CONTACT:  CommunityAffairs@tsocorp.com

PROFILE:  Tracey Tafoya has been the manager of shared value and community affairs at the Tesoro Foundation since November 2015. She previously was the manager of community relations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and held various other roles at that company. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in mass communication/media studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

She shares the following information about her background:

I have ten+ years of corporate affairs experience with Fortune 100 and 200 companies leading and improving strategic programs, operations and communications with a focus on reputation management and building trust within communities and employees.

Professionally, I enjoy toggling between strategy and execution mode. I have proven aptitude in both reading and understanding people and processes. Demonstrated ability in translating and enhancing complex concepts into consolidated, efficient, and useful processes. I’m motivated by continuous learning and improvement. I gravitate towards opportunities where I can apply what I learn into effective strategies and meaningful communications. I thrive working in cross-functional environments where integrated planning takes place. Colleagues have described me as having high emotional intelligence - easy to work with, an effective leader, a creative problem-solver, detail-oriented, diplomatic and poised.

Personally, I’m passionate about giving, building meaningful relationships and executing fun and engaging events. I enjoy learning about people and what excites them. 

Specialty areas: corporate philanthropy and community relations, operations, continuous improvement, internal and external communications, reputation management, public relations, crisis management, executive communications, employee engagement, budget management, customer outreach, strategic integrated planning, stakeholder engagement and outreach