Tracy Jackson Named Outstanding Accounting Alumnus
Tracy Jackson ’93, EMBA ’12, vice president and controller at Tesoro Corporation, was named the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year at the annual Accounting Stars luncheon this spring.
Jackson was honored for her professional accomplishments in the field of accounting, her continued support of the UTSA College of Business Department of Accounting and her service to the community.
“I’m truly honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” said Jackson, who is a member of the college’s Advisory Council. “I’m just an everyday person with an incredible support team.”
Excelling in the accounting industry, Jackson began her career with Arthur Andersen & Co. and moved on to lead accounting governance and internal audit at Valero before joining Tesoro in 2007. In her current role she has negotiated, structured and launched numerous leveraged financial transactions as well as acquisition financing for major transactions.
Jackson encouraged the students to pursue academic excellence. “I got a great degree, but that isn’t the end, it is the beginning,” she said.
Jackson shared five words that shape her professional philosophy: preparedness, vision, luck, effort and faith. She encouraged the students to “know where you are going with your career…be in the right place at the right time…get out and network…and be brave, be bold and share your opinion.”
At UTSA she has served on the college’s Accounting Advisory Board and is active in community initiatives through Tesoro. Within the community, Jackson has served as treasurer for Child Advocates San Antonio and has been a board member for the San Antonio chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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