Levi Strauss & Co. appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer


Levi Strauss & Co. announces the appointment of Tracy Layney as new Chief Human Resources Officer, effective April 20, 2020.

Tracy brings over 20 years of experience in human resources and organization strategy, including deep experience in apparel and retail. Most recently, Layney was Senior Vice President and CHRO at Shutterfly, Inc. where she was responsible for recruiting, employee engagement, talent management, compensation and benefits, HR technology, corporate communications, and the Shutterfly Foundation. Earlier in her career, Layney worked at LS&Co. as a Senior Organization Readiness Manager supporting a global reengineering project.

“Tracy is the right leader to help us continue to build an engaged, inclusive, and high-performing culture at Levi Strauss & Co.,” said Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Co. President and CEO. “She understands the unique needs of a retail organization and leads with her values. We are excited to welcome her back to LS&Co.”

Prior to her time at Shutterfly, Layney held numerous senior leadership roles at Gap Inc., including Senior Vice President, HR for Old Navy and VP, Gap Inc. Global HR Strategy, Technology, and Operations. During her 10 years at Gap, Inc. Layney provided strategic leadership and introduced innovative, holistic solutions to the company’s strategy, technology, operations, and talent management challenges.

“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 a great place to work, and I look forward to joining the team.”

Layney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She is active in the HR thought-leader community and serves on the Board of HR People & Strategy (HRPS) for the Executive Network of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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