Ty Woodfolk

Placed Leader

Ty Woodfolk

Chief Culture and Inclusion Officer
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

September 3, 2021

Koya Partners and Diversified Search Group partnered with Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation on its Chief Culture and Inclusion Officer search. Our work resulted in the appointment of Ty Woodfolk.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications.

Woodfolk comes to the Guggenheim from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois, where he served as Director of Human Resources, Diversity, and Inclusion. Working in collaboration with BIPOC employees, he developed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program and a company plan to foster a climate of equity and inclusion.

Previously, he held the post of Director, Human Resources, at the Houston Ballet Foundation in Texas. As a member of the executive staff, he worked to establish the vision, mission, and strategic growth plan for the organization and codeveloped the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and program.

Before joining the Ballet Foundation, Woodfolk served as Director, Human Resources for Global Operations, at Canrig Drilling Technologies (a division of Nabors Industries) in Houston.

Woodfolk earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Human Resources Management, from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Read the announcement: Guggenheim Appoints Ty Woodfolk as Chief Culture and Inclusion Officer and Trish Jeffers as Deputy Director, Human Resources.