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CEO Task Force on Early Childhood

Business champions for children

ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood

The CEO Task Force on Early Childhood is a special, invitation-only body of the general ReadyNation network. The Task Force counts on more than 70 current and former business leaders who understand and acknowledge the importance of early childhood as a critical business issue that impacts both workforce development and the economy. These individual executives represent cross-sector companies from around the country, ranging from regionally significant to Fortune 500 entities.

These champions for early childhood maintain a strong commitment to the topic at the individual and/or company levels and work to help move the needle on state and federal policy that impact the full range of early childhood issues. The Task Force membership body remains private and unpublished, but the Task Force Co-Chairs are listed below.


  1. Jack Brennan

    Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Vanguard

  2. Maxine Clark

    Founder and former CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop

  3. Hugh Welsh

    President & General Counsel, DSM North America

Contact Us

For more information, contact Daniel Frank, ReadyNation Co-Global Director and Special Liaison to the CEO Task Force, via email