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New on board: Hyter aims to boost ELC’s reach, impact of Black executives

‘Build, grow and protect’ is Executive Leadership Council’s new initiative to strengthen nonprofits that serve the Black community


Sept. 10, 2021
By Kathryn Walson

In early 2020, Michael C. Hyter announced his plans to retire after eight years as a managing partner with global consulting firm Korn Ferry. But before it came time for him to step down, George Floyd was murdered at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, fueling a social justice movement and nationwide reckoning on diversity. Hyter facilitated "healing conversations" within Korn Ferry. The firm's CEO asked him to reconsider retirement and become Korn Ferry's first chief diversity officer. Hyter said he accepted because he felt the "need to contribute."