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Building a More Civil & Just Society: Session A - Laying the Foundation for Economic Success - Early Childhood Education. 24 Mins

2 March, 2021

Panel: Laying the Foundation for Economic Success - Early Childhood Education Leadership from Penn State University and Primrose Schools discuss why early education is crucial, how it helps develop the most critical skills for success in the new world of work, and how companies can support efforts to provide quality education for all children.


Steve Odland

Steve Odland
President and CEO
The Conference Board, Inc.

Mr. Odland is the President & CEO of The Conference Board, Inc., the most widely cited private source of business intelligence. He brings to The Conference Board an extensive corporate background. He formerly served as Chairman & CEO of Office Depot, Inc. from 2005-2010; Chairman, Pr...Full Bio

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray is President of The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining CFR, she held the distinguished national security chair at the U.S. Naval Academy sponsored by the Clas...Full Bio

Jo Kirchner

Jo Kirchner

Jo Kirchner has devoted the majority of her career to pioneering breakthrough strategies for delivering high-quality early education and care. As CEO of Primrose Schools® since 1999, she has led strategic growth of the company from four locations in Georgia to a national brand recognized as a...Full Bio






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