Throughout my career, I have worked in multiple industries including hospitality, higher education, arts nonprofit, and wholesale distribution. The common thread in each of these roles is connecting and supporting people through the employee lifecycle--recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and eventually exiting. I'm passionate about people and I love supporting and coaching employees so they can in turn do their best work.
Through my work, I am energized by collaboration and creativity--when these two are combined, my teams are unstoppable. There is nothing quite as exhilarating as a high-performing team built on mutual trust and respect that can quickly and expertly achieve their goals.
In the DiSC assessment, I am an S – Steady, which means I am the rock and support for my teams, though I also have a C – Compliant streak, which likes systems and protocols. In Strengths Finders, my top five strengths are Achiever, Learner, Intellection, Futuristic, and Empathy, which means I am goal-driven, curious, thoughtful, empathetic, and I like to dream big.
Krystle Kaye has more than a decade of experience in leadership and nonprofit management. She has a background in strategic and cultural planning as well as art museum and gallery administration. She served as Project Manager for the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma through the implementation of the Strategies for Tomorrow Cultural Plan that included an artist support study in 2011. She was a part of the team that opened the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Postal Plaza Gallery in Stillwater, OK, in 2013. While Exhibitions Director at 108|Contemporary in Tulsa's Arts District, she oversaw the installation of the largest "knit bomb" project in the region at more than 3,000 square feet of knitted squares on the façade of the gallery in 2015. For nearly five years, she served artists across Oklahoma through education, promotion, connection, and funding as Executive Director for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Most notably, created new pandemic-safe programs and built the new Thrive Grants program in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In following her passion for people, today she is the Director of Human Resources and Diversity for the Oklahoma City Ballet.