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Dykema Adds Ayanna Clinton as Chief Human Resources Officer

July 25, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today the addition of Ayanna Clinton as the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Clinton replaces Dykema’s former Chief Human Resources Officer Kim Amodeo, who retired in April.

Clinton, who brings more than a decade of human resources experience with her to Dykema, joins after serving as Chief Human Resources Officer of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia—a large hospital in the Tenet Healthcare system—where she was responsible for all Human Resources operations. Clinton, who is a Detroit native, also previously served as Director of Human Resources at the Detroit Medical Center, which eventually became part of the Tenet Healthcare system. Ayanna’s areas of expertise include executive coaching, strategic planning, talent development, and helping to support growing organizations through periods of change. She was honored by the Michigan Chronicle in 2015 with a Women of Excellence Award.

“In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, we understand that one of the most important assets a law firm can possess to help deliver enhanced client service is the quality of its employees,” said Peter Kellett, Chairman and CEO of Dykema. “We quickly identified Ayanna as a proven executive leader who not only exercises great acumen in leading the human resources function for a large organization, but also has an established track record of success in such a role. We’re very excited she is joining the firm and look forward to her significant contributions.”

“I am elated to join the very talented team at Dykema,” said Clinton. “In addition to providing exceptional legal services. Dykema embodies a culture of caring about its colleagues, clients and the communities it serves.”

Prior to her career in Human Resources, Clinton practiced as an attorney after earning her J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.S. from Iowa State University.