Tracy Peacock has been named community executive for the American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter. She succeeds Michael Patton who retired earlier this year.
“Tracy is an excellent addition to our local Red Cross family,” said Ed Burtnett, board chair for the Mount Rainier Chapter. “She brings strong leadership skills, extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and passion for our life-saving work in the community. She is exceptionally qualified to lead the local chapter.”
Peacock will provide leadership for the chapter including its fundraising and community engagement efforts. She will also help build community awareness of the Red Cross; manage the local board of directors; and support Red Cross services throughout Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties. Last year the chapter responded to more than 140 local disasters, trained nearly 20,000 people in first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness, and delivered more than 1,100 emergency messages to local military families.
Prior to the Red Cross, Peacock was the senior vice-president for the American Heart Association and the executive director for the American Cancer Society in South Puget Sound. She is a graduate of the University of Washington at Tacoma and currently serves on its advisory board. She is a longtime member of Tacoma Rotary No. 8 and has served as a volunteer firefighter. In 2007, Peacock was recognized as a business leader in the “40 Under Forty” Club for Pierce County. Her husband is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and they have two sons. The family resides in Tacoma.
“From house fires to family military emergencies, I’m honored to be part of an organization that helps people when they need it most,” said Peacock. “I look forward to working with our volunteers, staff and community partners to expand our efforts and keep our communities safe and strong.
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit, humanitarian agency dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. For more information, visit www.rainier-redcross.org, www.facebook.com/redcrossrainier or www.twitter.com/redcrossrainier.