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updated: 6/14/2021 2:43 PM

McCormick Foundation appoints new CFO

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  • Kim Tyler

    Kim Tyler


WHEATON -- The Robert R. McCormick Foundation Monday 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 Chicago-based McCormick Foundation, which includes Cantigny Park, its museums and Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.

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 nonprofits will make an immediate impact as we position the McCormick Foundation for the future," Knight said. "Her appointment underscores our continued focus on strong financial management and innovative thinking about how we do our work."

Tyler joins the McCormick Foundation with an established career in accounting, financial planning, data analytics, and operations. Most recently, Tyler served as assistant vice president of finance and analytics for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Prior to that role, she was 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," Tyler said.

Tyler, a certified public accountant, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, with concentrations in finance and marketing.