About Jim Tracy

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster, Pilot, Author, Emcee, Auctioneer & Recovering CEO

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster, Pilot, Author, Founder & former CEO
of Legacy Telecommunications

Jim Tracy is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster and Author. He has testified before Congress and trained with F-16 and Typhoon Pilots. He started life as a welder and is still finishing well, having been inducted into the Wireless History Foundation's Wireless Hall of Fame. His work in building men who climb towers led him to Mergers & Acquisitions where he helps others build their dreams.

This C-Suite veteran has never quit learning or forgotten family priorities. He is blessed to have been married for 43 years and grateful for his 5 kids. 14 grandchildren have nick-named him the “Grampion”! His old school yarn spinning charm and new tale telling fascinate young and old alike.

From start-ups to turn arounds, Jim has been killing it against all odds since 1985! This no-nonsense leader has built multiple businesses across three different industries and been engaged in Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions of a few more. He has leveraged remarkable success with people first investing. The receipt of the Bill Carlson Lifetime Service Award is merely a starting point to a full life, not an ending point. Jim’s high-energy keynotes and presentations have been fueling conference attendees for years!

Leadership Experience

Jim is involved in the leadership of diverse and select organizations which include:

  • Legacy Telecommunications, Inc, Co-Founder
  • Ontivity, LLC Former Chief Brand Ambassador
  • National Association of Tower Erectors, Past Board Chairman
  • Tower Family Charitable Trust, President & Founder
  • NWSA Founding President and Governor
  • Pilot’s for Christ International, West Regional Director
  • Multiple Family-Owned Real Estate Firms, Senior Partner

Experienced in Wireless Infrastructure, Engineered
Construction Products, Development and Branding

Years of Experience
Building multiple businesses across 3 industries. Senior and C-Suite Management

Founder and Recovering CEO
of Legacy

Founder and former CEO
of Legacy Telecommunications

Specialist in Tower and
Power Line Infrastructure Construction & Management

Credentials as a tower
climber, welder, teacher, pilot, snow cat operator, safety trainer, counselor and dog trainer!


A Pilot

From Boise, Idaho to the world. I’m an instrument rated Pilot with 2000+ hours of flight time in  high performance, complex, multi-engine & jet aircraft.

A Grampion

I have been working on my credentials as a husband for 43 years  and remain a work in progress. Sarah and I have five children and fourteen grandchildren.

A Believer

I am follower of Jesus and I am unashamed. Please ask me why!

Acts 20:24 Finishing the race. Matthew 6:33 My Life verse.

Jim has extensive experience
in Building & Serving Teams

Always Ready to take action!

Jim has extensive experience
in Building & Serving Teams

Jim has extensive experience in Building & Serving Teams

Always Ready to take action!

Jim consistently delivers disciplined presentations
with tales that include humor, motivation and flair!

Jim’s previous presentations:

  • “Tower Services: Evolving to Meet Today’s Carrier’s Needs” Panelist.
    AGL Media Seattle Conference, Newcastle, WA. 2020

  • “Presentation to Patricia Cipov” Introduction. Wireless Hall of Fame, Los Angeles, CA. 2018

  • “The Human Factor” Keynote. STAC 2018 Conference, Calgary, AB,
    Canada. 2018

  • “Awesomeness!” Luncheon Keynote. AGL Media NORCAL
    , San Ramon, CA. 2018

  • “The Mission House” Emcee & Moderator. IABC National
    , Westminster, CO 2017. Life Over Coffee, Rick Thomas
    Podcast Guest. 2017

  • “Congressional Testimony” House Energy & Commerce Committee. Communications Subcommittee. United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC. 2017

200+ Podcast Episodes

“I am a Podcaster having hosted on multiple Podcasts:
Legacy Radio, OnRadio, and The Grampion”

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Jim's Awards

  • Colorado Power Council, Marketing Leadership Award 1990
  • Ducks Unlimited, Area Chairman of the Year - Colorado 1990
  • Ducks Unlimited, Colorado, Conservation Service Award 1991
  • Ducks Unlimited, Colorado, Distinguished Service Award 1992
  • Premier Industries, Inc. - Million Dollar Club 1996
  • Premier Industries, Inc. - USA Manager of the Year 1997
  • Habitat for Humanity, Golden Hammer Award, Yonkers, NY 1998
  • Structural Insulated Panel Association, Past Presidents Award 1999
  • NATE Chairman’s Obelisk 2019
  • Wireless History Foundation. Wireless Hall of Fame Inductee - Washington, DC 2021
  • Bill Carlson Lifetime Service Award – NATE. The Wireless
  • Infrastructure Contractors Association – Las Vegas, NV 2022

  • “Real Life Adoption” Emcee & Moderator. IABC Western Regional Conference, Port Orchard, WA. 2017

  • “Perspectives” Luncheon Keynote. AGL Conference, Washington DC. 2017

  • “Access Solutions for a Wireless Workforce”. Wireless West. 2016 (WWC), Anaheim, CA. 2016

  • “NWSA – Transforming Wireless”. International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), Las Vegas, NV. 2016

  • “The Peril of Compromise”. Western Region APCO Convention, Sacramento, CA. 2015

  • “Veteran’s Day Salute”. Warriors 4 Wireless Event, Carrollton, TX. 2014

  • “Rural Tower Development” Panelist . CTIA – Super Mobility Week, Las Vegas, NV. 2014

  • “Numerous Bi-Monthly Articles & Chairman’s Corner”. Tower Times Magazine, Watertown, SD. 2000-2018

  • “Tower Safety”. WA-OR APCO/NENA Annual Convention Presentation, Tri-Cities, WA. 2013.

  • “Choosing Wisely”. WiMax Forum, Spokane, WA. 2011