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Tracy Stuckrath


President & Chief Food Officer

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Professional Bio

As the founder and president of thrive! meetings & events and the host of the "Eating at a Meeting" podcast, Tracy Stuckrath has been revolutionizing the event planning industry for over three decades. Her personal health journey in 2009 inspired a pivotal shift to focus on creating equitable event dining experiences, setting new industry standards in safe, sustainable, and compassionate catering. Tracy's work with organizations worldwide improves engagement, reduces risks, and drives revenue, enhancing every aspect of food and beverage management.

A celebrated speaker on five continents and a recognized meeting industry leader, Tracy's influence extends through her co-authored books, numerous articles, and over 240 podcast episodes. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring local farmers' markets, relaxing at the beach, attending NC State football games, and cruising in her Mini Cooper convertible.

Tracy's commitment to improving individual experiences through food continues to leave an indelible mark on the industry, making every event not just an occasion but a part of a greater movement towards inclusion and sustainability.