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Tifini McClyde-Blythe joined Interlochen as the Associate Vice President of Human Resources in March of 2020. In her role, McClyde-Blythe will further develop ICA into a destination employer as ICA strives to retain and recruit the best and brightest employees. In the coming years leading up to 2028, key areas of focus will include:
- Attracting qualified and diverse individuals by creating recruiting strategies that promote Interlochen as a destination employer and targets diverse demographic candidates;
- Developing ICA’s workforce and creating a succession plan that reinforce ICA’s commitment to have the best talent develop future artists; and
- Retaining employees through a culture of employee engagement, wellness, and diversity and inclusion that leads to overall employee well-being, productivity and retention.
McClyde-Blythe attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology when the school first admitted females to the all male engineering college. This sparked her passion for diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as, established her foundation in process design and improvement. She later transitioned to the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Indianapolis where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Business Management. McClyde-Blythe also completed her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development and Administration from the University of Indianapolis.
McClyde-Blythe came to ICA from Damar Services in Indianapolis, Indiana serving as the organization’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Damar Services is one of Indiana’s largest not for profit organizations and a nationally recognized leader for the comprehensive spectrum of services offered to support child and adults with developmental and behavioral disabilities. During the course of McClyde-Blythe’s 13 years at Damar, she played a central role in transforming Human Resources and Quality Improvement departments into integrated business partners delivering best in class services.
B.S., Management and Human Resources Management - Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
M.S., Human Resources Development and Administration - University of Indianapolis