Andrés T. Tapia

Andrés T. Tapia

Senior Partner Korn Ferry -- Workforce Performance, Inclusion & Diversity Practice

Greater Chicago Area
Management Consulting

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Andrés T. Tapia's Overview

  • Senior Partner at Korn Ferry
  • Trustee at Ravinia Arts Festival
  • Editorial Board Member at Diversity Executive Magazine
  • President at Diversity Best Practices
  • Board Member at Luna Negra Dance Theater
  • Editorial Board Member at Business Journal of Hispanic Research
  • Northwestern University

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Andrés T. Tapia's Experience

Senior Partner

Korn Ferry

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; KFY; Staffing and Recruiting industry

September 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Chicago

On the leadership team of the Workforce Performance, Diversity & Inclusion Practice.


Ravinia Arts Festival

November 2013Present (1 year) Highland Park

Ravinia Arts Festival ( is a 100+ year-old summer arts festival north of Chicago. Its summer line-up is as diverse and varied as one can imagine, It's the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This outdoor venue also brings to the stage performers such as Santana, Sting, Carrie Underwood, Earth Wind & Fire, Fiest, Ramsey Lewis and on. One of Ravinia's goals is to continue to diversify its audiences, donors, trustees, staff, and volunteers.

Editorial Board Member

Diversity Executive Magazine

June 2009Present (5 years 5 months)

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

January 2011August 2013 (2 years 8 months) Chicago

Board Member

Luna Negra Dance Theater

2007January 2013 (6 years)

Editorial Board Member

Business Journal of Hispanic Research

January 2009April 2012 (3 years 4 months)

A publication of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Chief Diversity Officer / Emerging Workforce Solutions Leader

Hewitt Associates

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AON; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

January 2002December 2010 (9 years)

Hewitt Associates
Responsible for shaping and leading company's internal and external diversity vision. Work closely with CEO and SVPHR on business and people strategies to increase value to each of the Firm's stakeholders*associates, clients, investors, and communities*through diversity and inclusion. Working with current national and global demographic trends, focus on the implications of varying worldviews around health, wealth, and performance by the growing number of diverse groups in the workplace.

Results include a 50% increase in minority managers over a three-year period, doubling of minorities at the senior manager level over a two-year period, a measurable increase in organizational openness toward LGBT associates; creation of senior women, minority and LGBT networks; strengthening and growth of all affinity groups; dsign and implementation of innovative global cross-cultural diversity training attended to date by over 6000+ associates worldwide' client wins where, according to client, diversity one of Firm's differentiators in winning business.

Also the author of "The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity."

Learning and Knowledge Management Director/Performance Improvement Consultant

Hewitt Associates

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AON; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

June 1999December 2002 (3 years 7 months)

Learning and Development Manager

Hewitt Associates

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AON; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

June 1997June 1999 (2 years 1 month)

Performance Improvement Consultant

ToThePoint - Writing, Editing & Performance Improvement

Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Marketing and Advertising industry

October 1993June 1997 (3 years 9 months)


CSC Intelicom

April 1989October 1993 (4 years 7 months)

Developed, with one other person, a documentation department from scratch. This involved: developing a methodology, a stylesheet, and formats; researching and acquiring desktop publishing hardware and software; selling department's services within and outside the company.
Managed various documentation projects, some of which involved up to six writers working in scattered locations.
Wrote and edited user, training, and technical manuals, quick-reference aids, and business proposals.
All documentation projects involve large, complex mainframe systems such as Ameritech's billing system. Other clients include Sprint and Centel.
Developed software tools to aid writers and programmers to more effectively provide the information required to write and produce the manuals.
Translated software manuals, proposals, product specs, and marketing materials into Spanish.



Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ACN; Information Technology and Services industry

March 1988April 1989 (1 year 2 months)

Designed, wrote, and edited user manual for major firm software product (METHOD/1 Tools).
Wrote and edited online documentation such as help screens and error messages.
Worked closely with programmers and system designers in organizing software's structure as it appears on the screen.
Supervised development and presentation of new design format for firm's software documentation.
Took over 500 hours of technical training including 300 hours of COBOL programming and 60 hours of documentation methodologies and techniques.
Developed and conducted presentation on the technical writer's role in the software development process.
Wrote and edited newsletter articles, job descriptions, and proposals.


U (University) Magazine

November 1983October 1987 (4 years)

Supervised all aspects of magazine editing and production.
Researched and wrote articles on contemporary issues.
Developed and acquired manuscripts regularly.
Discovered and nurtured new authors.
Created and edited new four-page pullout section for each issue.

Andrés T. Tapia's Summary


Strategic leadership, public speaking, research, sales, simulation, Spanish, English, technical training, writing,

Andrés T. Tapia's Publications

Andrés T. Tapia's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Leadership
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility
  3. Spanish
  4. Organizational Learning
  5. Editing
  6. Leadership
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Diversity
  9. English
  10. Sales
  11. Research
  12. Governance
  13. Writing
  14. Marketing
  15. Diversity Training
  16. Mergers
  17. Blogging
  18. Career Development
  19. Change Management
  20. Coaching
  21. Conflict Resolution
  22. Consulting
  23. Corporate Communications
  24. E-Learning
  25. Team Leadership
  26. Team Building
  27. Strategic Partnerships
  28. Staff Development
  29. Software Documentation
  30. Public Relations
  31. Organizational Design
  32. Nonprofits
  33. Marketing Communications
  34. Leading Organizational Change
  35. Internal Communications

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Andrés T. Tapia's Education

Northwestern University

BA, History - focus: the Americas. Also concentrated studies in political science and journalism


Activities and Societies: Varsity Soccer

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