Speaker Announcement: Tracy Krein

Krein, Tracy

Communicating effectively is essential in the workplace. Tracy Krein, who speaks throughout the U.S. about a variety of management and leadership issues, will be providing a breakout session to help you not only improve your communications skills, but also help you understand gender differences in communications. In “Buffaloes and Hummingbirds: Celebrating Our Communications Differences,” Krein will help you understand your style of communicating and how you can transcend your professional communications skill set.

Krein has more than 30 years of experience in several diverse areas of public safety and corrections, including EMS, rescue, health services management, job recruitment, retention and human resources for public safety employees.

Krein began her career as a paramedic with the Greenville County EMS in South Carolina where she was promoted through the ranks serving at all levels of supervision. In 2006, she served as health services administrator for the Department of Public Safety. At the Greenville County Detention Center, Krein oversaw all medical, mental health, and alcohol and drug treatment programs, including management of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and mental health professionals.

Since retiring, Krein has kept busy working as a facilitator to assist companies throughout the U.S. with teambuilding and group activities to build confidence, communications and goal-oriented approaches among participants.

Krein holds her licensures as a national registered paramedic and is certified through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a correctional health professional.

Krein is a member of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections, the American Correctional Health Services Association, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Correctional Association. She is active on several college advisory boards for internship programs within the correctional environment and mentors young women seeking leadership roles in male-dominated fields.

Krein received her degree in emergency medical care and health services administration from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She and her husband live with their dogs on Lake Keowee in South Carolina and enjoy hiking, snow skiing, water sports, and bike riding.


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