Lyric Opera of Chicago Names New Vice President of People & Culture

By Francisco Salazar

Lyric Opera of Chicago has Announces Jennifer Elaine Boyd as the New Vice President of People & Culture.

Boyd comes to Lyric as the next step in a successful career as a senior human resources executive and consultant. She has worked with several significant nonprofit organizations, including YMCA of the USA and After School Matters.

With the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Boyd managed talent acquisition and HR operations for the organization’s more than 30 extension sites and its roughly 5,000 employees. At YMCA of the USA she became the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement, managing nationwide recruitment and leading employee engagement during her tenure.

In a statement, Roberta Lane, Lyric’s chief financial and administrative officer said, “Jennifer Elaine Boyd’s extensive experience is sure to advance Lyric’s goals, for this department and for the company. Through her commitment to promoting a culture of inclusion and the advancement of Lyric’s mission, Jennifer will be an integral force in the company’s future. Jennifer is already well-versed in human resources within the nonprofit sector, with both corporate and arts organizations being a part of her work history. Her dedication to serving communities aligns with Lyric’s tradition of engaging audiences through the power of opera. Her 15-year career will further enrich our connection to the city and our employees.”