Tracey Phillips Beck
Vice President, Chief Counsel —Marketing, & Gov’t Affairs at Conagra Brands, Inc.
TRACEY PHILLIPS BECK is Vice President, Chief Counsel – Marketing, and Government Affairs for Conagra Brands, Inc. in Chicago, IL. He has held this position since 2016, and in this role wears two hats for the company. In his legal capacity, he oversees a team of five professionals in the U.S. and Mexico who support the day-to-day marketing activities for Conagra, including advertising reviews, claims substantiation, promotions, and intellectual property protection. His team also provides legal support for food regulatory matters, and in this capacity Tracey primarily supports enterprise-wide initiatives such as health and wellness and food safety, including as a core member of the company’s Special Situations team. Tracey also has responsibility for Conagra’s Government Affairs function, and manages a team of two professionals in the company’s Washington, D.C. location. In this capacity, he helps develop and implement strategic direction for the company’s interaction with government officials and agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and various industry trade associations and initiatives. He also helps support the company’s management of various external policy-related issues. Tracey serves as Conagra’s primary representative on the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) Legal Committee, and served as Chair of that Committee from April 2010 until April 2012. He also is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). Tracey joined then ConAgra Foods, Inc. in 2006 as its Vice President and Chief Operations Counsel to help establish a legal department for the company, and held that position until assuming his current role in 2016. Prior to joining ConAgra Foods, he was Chief Counsel for Kraft Foods’ Snacks and Cereals businesses in East Hanover, NJ. He began his in-house career with Nabisco, Inc. in Parsippany, NJ in 1997 and remained with the company after it was acquired by Kraft Foods in 2000. Prior to joining Nabisco, Tracey was an associate with Keller and Heckman in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in food law related matters. Tracey earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Virginia Tech.