Michael Hyter (BA Human Resources ’78) was recently selected by Savoy Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” With nearly 40 years of corporate experience, Hyter has excelled professionally in not only human resources, but also in community and government affairs, public relations, management, and leadership.
Hyter is currently the office managing director and a senior client partner at Korn Ferry, a global people and organizational advisory firm. In this capacity, he oversees the company’s Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions in the Washington, D.C., and Reston, Virginia offices. He joined Korn Ferry in 2012, after the acquisition of Global Novations, where he served as president and managing partner.
Mr. Hyter’s previous experience includes a wide range of human resources and leadership positions at the Dayton Hudson Corporation. In 1992, he became vice president of community, government affairs, and public relations for sixty-three Dayton’s, Hudson’s, and Marshall Field’s stores.
Outside of the office, Hyter is a successful author, specializing in career- and workplace-related topics. Hyter’s most recent publication is The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Your Career (2011). He is also co-author of The Power of Inclusion: Unlock the Potential and Productivity of Your Workforce and has published extensive articles in publications including the Handbook of Business Strategy, Director’s Monthly, Profiles in Diversity Journal, and Inc.
“Mike’s commitment to talent management and leading the diversity and inclusion conversation has made an incredibly positive impact on Corporate America,” stated L.P. Green II, publisher of Savoy Magazine. “We are continually inspired by the success of his efforts and that of the other executives recognized, and we salute the corporations that support and value their diverse contributions.”
Savoy selected candidates from a list of more than 500 professionals working in industries ranging from banking and finance to healthcare and technology. The selection committee included members of Savoy’s editorial board, community leaders, and representatives from the academic and business arenas. The committee chose the 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential” award recipients based upon their exemplary professional accomplishments, community achievements and ability to inspire others.