Tracey Burton served as a Senior Director of Philanthropy, Corporate Responsibility, and was responsible for Target’s philanthropic strategy, governance and giving. Prior to her current role, she was Target’s Director of Diversity and led the company’s diversity strategic framework. She began her career with Target as a Senior Counsel, specializing in employment law, and served as Human Resources Director for Stores, providing support to more than 1,700 stores in 49 states.
Before joining Target, Burton served as an Assistant Vice President at The St. Paul Companies where she defended the company in employment matters and represented the company as a federal lobbyist. In addition to her defense work, Burton has also represented plaintiffs in litigation matters as an Assistant Attorney General for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.
Burton has been involved with a variety of boards including The Conference Board, The Penumbra Theater Company, Minneapolis Legal Aid, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Minnesota Women Lawyers, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, the Urban League Coalition and the Corporate Advisory Board for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
A native of Iowa, Burton is a graduate of the University of Iowa and holds a law degree from the University of Iowa. She resides in Minnesota with her husband and two children.