Interlochen Center for the Arts Selects TCG for Head of HR Search

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Interlochen Center for the Arts has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Head of Human Resources search. Founder and CEO, Thomas Christopher, Recruiting Manager, Ayla Davis and Operations Manager, Matt Duda will be leading the search.

Located in the beautiful northwest lower area of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts hosts thousands of artists and arts patrons, each year, to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing, and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of their 1,200-acre campus. They present more than 600 events every year by students, faculty and guest artists including Diana Ross, Reba McEntire, Casting Crowns & Lady Antebellum, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters. In 2006, Interlochen was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence. Past alumni include, Jewel, Felicity Huffman, and Josh Groban.

As the department head, this role has overall responsibility and accountability for the Interlochen Center for the Arts human resources function to ensure Interlochen develops and retains highly engaged associates who create high satisfaction and peace of mind through exceptional Artistic Programs and hospitality, including the development and implementation of effective people strategies, policies, programs, and services. This person will lead and facilitate the development of the culture and key people capabilities and drive the securing and maintaining of a productive, diverse, and engaged workforce, comprised of the best talent available.

“Interlochen is one of the premier and most prestigious performing arts and education centers in the United States. To represent such an esteemed and highly regarded client is a true privilege,†says Founder & CEO, Tom Christopher.

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher (former HR Executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search Firms. They have created a highly specialized organization, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, that utilize proprietary, scientific, and industry-leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, 92% of all TCG searches are filled in the first two slates of candidates! With a client list that includes some of the world’s most respected companies across all industries and verticals, they are frequently asked, “What makes TCG so different and successful”?

“Our Technology, Systems, Tools, Processes, and HR Experienced Team provide a most precise and highly efficient service delivery model,” responds TCG founder & CEO, Tom Christopher. TCG conducts targeted searches of high performing/passive candidates, sourced from client requested companies/industries, all while completing extensive assessments and vetting to ensure an optimal fit.  From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG client and candidate will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, scientific, and stress-eliminating executive search services to ensure the very best search experience.  In an industry-leading move, TCG backs all their work with full performance guarantees, in writing!