CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Robert R. McCormick Foundation today announced the appointment of Kim Tyler as Chief Financial Officer. Tyler will begin on June 14, overseeing the finance and information technology teams for the McCormick Foundation, which also includes Cantigny Park, its museums and Cantigny Golf. Tyler will report to Timothy P. Knight, President and CEO of the McCormick Foundation.
“Kim’s extensive experience in leading financial operations and driving organizational change within both businesses and non-profits will make an immediate impact as we position the McCormick Foundation for the future,” said Knight. “Her appointment underscores our continued focus on strong financial management and innovative thinking about how we do our work,” added Knight. “I am excited for Kim to join the McCormick and Cantigny teams and confident she will be an excellent addition to the Foundation’s leadership.”
Tyler joins the McCormick Foundation with an established career in accounting, financial planning, data analytics, and operations with deep expertise in accounting controls, strategic planning, forecasting, and contract negotiation. She has experience across a variety of industries including banking, human service organizations, education, telecommunications, transportation, and real estate. Most recently, Tyler served as the Assistant Vice President of Finance and Analytics for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Prior to that role, she was the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for Little City Foundation, a regional provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Before joining Little City, Tyler held various financial leadership positions at a number of companies, including Kraft Foods and AT&T.
“I am excited to join the McCormick Foundation, which has a long history of investing in organizations throughout Chicagoland, bringing positive change to families and entire communities,” said Tyler. “The Foundation is part of the fabric of our region and I look forward to working with the leadership team, collaborating with the finance staff, and adding value to the organization as a whole.”
Tyler, a certified public accountant, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration with from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in finance and marketing. Her board and civic experience includes Jack and Jill of America, Project Higher Ed, the Illinois Association of Infant Mental Health, PIE org, and the Village of Frankfort Finance Committee.
About the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation invests in people and organizations across Chicago and Illinois to develop educated, informed, and engaged communities. The Foundation envisions thriving neighborhoods where all individuals have the resources and opportunities to succeed, without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, or ZIP code. Together with individual, corporate, and community partners, the McCormick Foundation has invested more than $1.5 billion since 1955 in organizations that help children succeed, families prosper, and communities flourish. Find out more at mccormickfoundation.org.