Michael C. Hyter
President and CEO, The Executive Leadership Council
Michael C. Hyter is President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for Black CEOs, board directors, and the most senior Black executives at Fortune 1000, Global 500 and equivalent companies. An ELC member for over 20 years, Hyter leads the organization’s efforts to increase the number of global Black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises. His work with executives in Fortune 1000 companies has helped those organizations grow and enhance their businesses through innovative talent management strategies and programs.
An accomplished senior executive, leadership consultant, author and thought leader, Hyter is widely regarded for his success in developing enterprise leaders and their next generation successors, while helping their businesses reach their full potential. Hyter has spent more than two decades serving as a trusted advisor to senior leaders in a variety of industries, focusing much of his career in the areas of CEO succession, chief executive and executive to leadership development, and strategic diversity and inclusion consulting. Hyter’s work is guided by the belief that one of the most effective ways to positively impact an organization’s bottom line is by growing and developing the talent within the organization.
Prior to leading The ELC, Hyter was Chief Diversity Officer of global organizational consulting firm, Korn Ferry, after serving as their Managing Partner for eight years. There, Hyter spearheaded Korn Ferry’s market penetration, driving the firm’s revenue increase from $25M to $60M as head of their Washington, DC office. Notably, he also drove the firm’s strategic diversity efforts with the integration of integration of D&EI competencies within Board and CEO practices, increasing the number of women and people of color on publicly traded boards by 20%.
A successful author, Hyter’s most recent publication is The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Your Career (2020). He is also co-author of The Power of Inclusion: Unlock the Potential and Productivity of Your Workforce, published by Wiley in 2005.
Hyter serves on the board of directors of Dine Brands Global Inc. (NYSE:DIN), sitting on the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC.
In 2018, he was recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the most influential Blacks in Corporate America. Hyter graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Human Resources Management.