Brandi Hytower

Director of Learning Operations and Technology | GP Strategies

Brandi Hytower
My story

Growing up in Detroit I determined early on I was a “forever learner” but I didn’t realize at that time that my final destination for my career would truly be working as a catalyst to promote learning for others as well.  My educational experiences and career have been very non-traditional but guided me to find my passion – learning and technology. I am currently Director of Learning Operations and Technology working as an expert in learning technology, strategy, operations and consulting.  I partner with internal and external customers in need of understanding how learning technology can create opportunities and establish organic growth.  I’ve also developed a personal passion in assisting others in growing their personal and professional brands as well as focus on developmental goals and coaching and performance, human-to-human.  After spending over 20 years working in an HR centric organization with a focus on L&D, organizational effectiveness and leadership development, I understand what truly drives employee and customer engagement in large and small organizations.  I am also an avid community volunteer working with groups like Life Remodeled and Detroit Young Professionals.  Outside of my professional life, I am a wife and mother, Detroit historian and music lover with over 10 years of experience as a disc jockey and radio broadcaster – with a not so secret love for karaoke.

how I got started

My humble beginnings started with me working in a corporate environment early on, while attending College simultaneously, supporting General Motors as a switchboard operator.  I eventually took my talents to the  staffing industry supporting clients globally as an extension of field operations, there I was able to foster my love for learning and development.  Today I serve as Director of Learning and Operations Technology for GP Strategies, specifically supporting General Motors’ Center of Learning.

What I love most about working in Southeast Michigan

I love Southeast Michigan because it can be urban, suburban or rural – depending on what you’d like to see or do that day.  Your experience depends on where you reside. You can enjoy the peace of quaint neighborhoods and quiet evenings and within 20 minutes be in the city nightlife of downtown Detroit, Royal Oak or Ferndale. Fall also happens to be my favorite season and it’s absolutely beautiful in Southeast Michigan during that time with lots of fun fall activities and events available.

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