Tiffany Cardwell


Principal - HR Advisory Services


Tiffany Cardwell is a Principal Advisor on MCM’s HR Advisory Services Team. She has more than 20 years of experience in domestic and international human resources within the banking, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, and insurance industries. She lends her expertise to assist clients with acquisitions, change management, engagement, leadership coaching and development, performance management, compensation and total rewards, talent acquisition, wellness and workforce planning. Tiffany is an active community leader and serves on many civic and charitable boards and committees.

Education and Certifications
  • Northwestern University – Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in French
  • Loyola University – Master of Science in Human Resources and Industrial Relations with a concentration in Global HR Management
  • CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) with World at Work
  • Certified SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) with SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • Certified PHR (Professional in Human Resources) with HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute)
  • CTA (Certified Tourism Ambassador)
  • Integrated Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Awards and Recognition
  • Business First “Forty Under 40” and “20 People to Know in HR” Recipient
  • KYSHRM “Lyle Hanna Spirit Award for Excellence” Recipient
  • Louisville Compensation Association’s “Above & Beyond Award” Recipient
  • Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center “Talent Pipeline Management Champion”
  • GLI (Greater Louisville Inc.) “City Champs Ambassador”
Professional and Community Associations
  • Foundation and Philanthropic Director, Kentucky SHRM State Council
  • Founding Director of Wellness, LSHRM (Louisville Society for HR Management) Board
  • Greater Louisville Inc.’s Talent Attraction Committee and Advisory Board
  • Advocacy Team, Global SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Association
  • Mayor Fischer’s Compassionate City Initiative
  • Northwestern University Alumni Admissions Council and Ambassador
  • American Lung Association Regional Board Chair
  • Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts Executive Board and Strategic Committee Member
  • Past Chair, LCA (Louisville Compensation Association)
  • Past President, LSHRM (Louisville Society for Human Resource Management)
  • Past Board Development Committee Chair, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Presentations and Publications
  • “The Art & Science of Market Pricing Positions,” HR Professionals Magazine
  • Panelist, Business First Forum on Workplace Flexibility
  • “Best Practices in International HR,” World Trade Center of Kentucky International Trade Certification Training
  • “Compensation Basics and Trends,” 34th Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference
  • “Supporting Connection and Conversation Across Difference,” 35th Annual KY SHRM Conference
  • “Feeling Foggy About Opioids? The Employer Prescription for Supporting PTR-Prevention, Treatment and Recovery,” 35th Annual KY SHRM Conference
  • “How Much Is That Job Worth?,” Bluegrass Compensation Association Meeting

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