Kyle K. Woodward

Chief Human Resources Officer

[email protected]

Phone: (312) 360-6633

Fax: (312) 360-6520

The way a team plays together as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

- Babe Ruth



As Chief Human Resources Officer, Kyle is responsible for leading the Firm’s strategic vision and direction of its Human Resources efforts including benefits, compensation, diversity & inclusion, internal communications, recruitment, on boarding/office integration, training & development, wellness & workplace strategy across its five offices.   Kyle and her team work closely with firm leadership, attorneys and staff to advance progressive HR, cultural and operational programs that are congruent with the Firm’s mission and core values.

In addition to her work at Freeborn, Kyle serves on the Board of The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and the board of her condominium association.  She previously developed and Chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s annual Fat Tuesday and Co-Chaired their annual Passport to Chicago events, and served as a member of their Strategic Oversight Committee. She has also served as Chair of the Annual Cabrini Green Legal Aid Fundraising Dinner.

Kyle is an active member of The Association of Legal Administrators, the Professional Development Consortium, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC).  She has spearheaded numerous community fundraising events for organizations such as the Catholic Charities Refugee Program, Covenant House, The Night Ministry and Bridges to Success.  She is also a figurative sculptor, jewelry designer, avid runner & cyclist, urban gardener and traveler.

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Society of Human Resource Management 
  • Member, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago
  • Member, Human Capital Institute