The Detroit Pistons have announced the appointment of Nicolet Lewis as vice president of human resources. The announcement was made by Arn Tellem, vice chairman for the Detroit Pistons.
Lewis will work with the organization’s senior management team on designing and executing workforce planning and development strategy. In her role, she will also be responsible for talent acquisition, talent and succession planning, employee rewards, and ensuring that the human resources vision supports the organization’s objectives. Lewis will also manage the movement and transition of employees to the new Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center this fall.
Born and raised in Detroit, Lewis previously served as senior human resources business partner and assistant vice president at Flagstar Bank. Her responsibilities at Flagstar Bank included oversight of human resources for retail banking in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, supporting more than 1,000 employees. Lewis spent 11 years at Target Corp. prior to Flagstar, where she focused on operational excellence, talent management, and human resources leadership for the Michigan region.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in management, Lewis completed a master’s degree in integrated marketing and communications, both from Eastern Michigan University. She also attained a degree in nonprofit management during her time at EMU.
Lewis attended Southfield High School and taught figure skating for 10 years at Adams Butzel Recreation Center. During her time with Target Corp., she led the company’s school makeover project, through which employees revitalized libraries within Detroit Public Schools. Lewis plans to continue engaging the local community by supporting the broad range of Detroit Pistons community relations efforts that serve both Detroit and the region each year.