Tracy Brown

SPHR, SHRM - SCP | Chief Human Resources Officer


Clark Nuber has consistently been named one of Washington’s best places to work.

That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Tracy’s passion for her job. In an industry starved for talented people, her efforts have been rewarded by a constant stream of top talent and remarkably high retention rates. Even in her spare time, she volunteers with the Washington State SHRM as a member of their board of directors. Her deep understanding of the accounting industry comes from a lifetime of experience; prior to joining Clark Nuber, Tracy spent sixteen years at the Washington Society of CPAs.

Business Responsibilities

  • Creates a positive work environment for employees
  • Strategically contributes to firm initiatives
  • Talent management, performance management, teambuilding, career development, and organizational strategy
  • Compensation and benefit plans
  • Global thinker who contributes to the firm’s success in both management and operations
  • Ensures positive change to the culture through improvements in HR systems, practices, and processes

Proven Results

  • High employee satisfaction and retention.
  • Continually enhances Clark Nuber’s employee benefits and services.
  • Successful business partner who builds winning HR strategies that link to business strategies.
  • Consistent, vision-based approach to helping Clark Nuber become an employer of choice.
  • Frequently presents at national and local conferences and seminars on a variety of HR-related topics.


  • SHRM – Senior Certified Professional, November 2015
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, May 2007
  • Institute of Organizational Management certificate and designation, 2004
  • Professional in Human Resources, May 2001
  • Certified Association Executive, June 1998
  • Certified Meeting Professional, June 1994
  • Eastern Washington University, B.A.


  • Special Service Award, Washington Society of CPAs, 2002
  • Letter of Commendation, City of Bellevue Fire Department, September 2007
  • Meeting Professional of the Year, National Speakers Association, 1993


  • Chairperson for Leading Edge Alliance Human Resources SIG
  • Human Resource Talent Circle Committee Member for Boomer Consulting
  • Currently serving as Immediate Past-President for Washington State SHRM
  • SHRM Foundation Director for Washington State SHRM
  • Past Membership Director, Western Washington District Director and President of Washington State SHRM
  • Past President, Treasurer and Secretary, Lake Washington Human Resource Association
  • Society of Human Resources Management
  • Washington Society of CPAs
  • Association for Accounting Administration
  • Past President, Washington Society of Association Executives

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Favorite online game - Hidden City