Women’s History Month Feature: Tracy Bame

In honor of Women’s History Month and the Chamber’s Women’s Forum, the Colorado Chamber is recognizing women business leaders, executives, and job creators who are core to our local Colorado communities.

Today’s feature is Tracy Bame with Freeport-McMoRan

Tracy Bame is the president of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and director of social performance at Freeport-McMoRan, an international natural resources company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

In her capacity, Bame spearheads the company’s social responsibility initiatives and ensures compliance programs are effectively implemented. She oversees stakeholder engagement, social investment and risk management across the Americas, including the company’s operations in the U.S., Chile and Peru. As president of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, Bame directs the company’s philanthropic endeavors, focusing on education, economic development, health, environmental stewardship and community sustainability in regions where the company operates.

With a commitment to advancing sustainable development, Bame sets strategic directions for stakeholder engagement, social investment and cultural heritage management. She is renowned for her leadership in fostering educational attainment, economic opportunities, environmental stewardship and capacity-building within Freeport-McMoRan’s operational communities.

Bame’s influence extends beyond the corporate sphere as she serves on the boards of directors of Education Forward AZ, Valley of the Sun United Way and the National Bank of Arizona Advisory Board. She actively participates in national and international forums focused on social development, including the Asia Pacific Economic Council (APEC) Women in the Economy, the United Nations Global Compact, Sustainable Development Goals work and the former Clinton Global Initiative.

Recognized for her leadership and innovation, Bame has propelled Freeport-McMoRan’s CSR practice to national acclaim, earning distinctions such as being named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S., as well as securing placements on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s and Forbes 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. Prior to her current roles, Bame held the position of manager of community affairs at American Express and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.

Connect with Tracy Bame on LinkedIn.