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Senior Associate Director, Equity & Justice

Tyler Blackburn is an award-winning DEI subject matter expert with more than a decade of experience crafting compelling content, plans and communications strategies that empower people to influence systemic change. He has led projects and workstreams for private companies that resulted positive change in internal stakeholders’ perception of DEI initiatives. A member of APCO’s Corporate Communications and Equity & Justice practices, Tyler brings extensive education communication experience to his role as a senior associate director based in Chicago. He has also served as co-chair for APCO’s Black African Ancestry Movement employee resource group (ERG) and is a member of the firm’s PROUD@APCO ERG.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Prior to APCO, Tyler worked in and around the Chicago public school system leading family and community communications and strategic planning.

Tyler holds a Master of Communications from Loyola University Chicago and holds as a certificate from Harvard University from their Promoting Racial Equity in the Workplace program. He has also received certification from the Intercultural Development Inventory organization for diversity-related work.