About Tracy

Tracy’s Story

Tracy began her career in health and medical education. As a master’s level registered dietitian nutritionist, she served as faculty at two universities and operated a successful, small-business private practice with physicians. She is a past recipient of the Young Dietitians Award and the national New Researchers Award.

Tracy relocated to accept career advancement opportunities in executive leadership while serving statewide, national, and international professional associations. She achieved the certified association executive (CAE) credential and received a doctorate in educational leadership and management with a specialization in human resource management (2015).

As a C-suite executive, Dr. Petrillo served as Chief Learning Officer and CEO to build career development programs that enhance the capacity for professionals including healthcare, higher education, IT and government. Tracy designs customized, highly engaging professional development activities – conferences, institutes and online programs – that grow knowledge and competence. Tracy is an authority and national advocate for micro-learning and digital credentialing to recognize all continuing professional education, leadership development, community service, and subject matter expertise and to design learning opportunities for the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Awards & Leadership

ASAE 2016 Profesional Performance Award

  • Professional Performance Award Winner, ASAE, 2016
  • MeetingsNet ChangeMaker, 2016
  • Board of Directors, California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2016-2017
  • Chair, Knowledge Management Research Task Force, ASAE Foundation, 2015-2016
  • Chair, Assessments Task Force, ASAE, 2015
  • Chair, Capital Regional Council, CalSAE, 2007-2009
  • Young Dietitian of the Year Award, American Dietetic Association
  • National New-Researchers Award, American Dietetic Association

Speaking, Facilitation & Consultation


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

American Occupational Therapy Association

Association Forum

California Dental Association (CDA)

California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE)

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives

International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE)

League of California Cities

Lumina Foundation Connecting Credentials

Meeting Planners International (MPI) Sacramento

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Society of Government Meeting Planners (SGMP) Sacramento


American College and Testing program (ACT)

Brandman University

Elliott Masie’s Learning Conference

South by Southwest (SxSWedu)

University System of Maryland

University Ventures



Rave Reviews

“Tracy did a great job with this session. It was a good combination of big picture with some ideas to apply right away.  One of the best workshops I attended. Very excited about the info I got out of it. Wow! This was an amazing and scary topic! So well done and informative. People did not want to leave the discussion.”     

— Attendees at CalSAE Elevate Annual Conference

“Best session of whole conference. Tracy was great. She used numerous techniques to engage the audience. Topic was interesting and timely. She had a broader discussion about learning to help create context for the topic. This was the best education session I sat in on this year. The ideas were cutting edge, Tracy was very engaging and it left me thinking about how my organization could utilize the information. One of the best sessions I attended. Excellent session.  Learned a lot and planning on taking and applying what I learned back to my job.”   

— Attendees at ASAE Annual Meeting

“Excellent facilitator. Tracy was amazing. Fantastic. Effective communicator. Very exciting and thought provoking. Tracy was excellent in conveying trends and needs in change, risks plus benefits. Forced me to realize both myself and my organization need to be more of an innovator.”   

— Participants at California Dental Association Regional Leadership Symposium Retreat


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