AscendHR Team Members
Tracy Speilman Culicerto, President
The definition of “ascend” is to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise. AscendHR’s climb is built on the fundamentals of hard work, consistency, integrity, and transparency.
Tracy watched her dad’s example of hard work growing up as he ran several businesses which required him at times to go to work “after work” to provide, but still managed to never miss one of her soccer games. She is actually named after a WV leader and innovator in the mining industry who generously helped her dad get started. She decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and opened AscendHR, a PEO specializing in a white-glove HR service, in her hometown of Beckley, WV.
She began her career in the PEO space in 2015, where she instantly fell in love with the industry and the meaningful solutions it can provide to clients while building and maintaining strong relationships. She is a Woodrow Wilson High School graduate, West Virginia University Alumni, and obtained her Master’s in Business Administration and Leadership (MBAL) from University Charleston Graduate School of Business. Tracy holds three professional human resources certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through HRCI (HR Certification Institute), and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through Society for Human Resources Management. In addition to her certifications, she is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) and is a licensed agent for accident, health or sickness, and life insurance.
Family is everything to Tracy, and she enjoys anything that can bring them together. In her spare time, she likes cooking and trying out new recipes. Even with the different titles Tracy has held throughout her life, her favorite to date is Mom.