Education

RICHARD WEISSMAN

CO-FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CEO, THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, DEERFIELD BEACH

The Learning Experience has more than 270 franchised child-care centers nationwide and a location in the U.K. The firm employs 600 at its headquarters and operates 30 locations in Florida. Weissman is a former investment banker who also develops commercial real estate projects. He is chairman of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

EDUCATION I left college early to pursue a career.
CIVIC EFFORT Staying committed to providing a valuable service to workers during the pandemic. We’re doing everything possible to make sure that parents could have child-care support so they could work — especially the frontline workers who have been so crucial throughout the pandemic.
WORRIES ABOUT The safety and security of our people and the children we serve
READING Think Again, by Adam Grant; Great by Choice, by Jim C. Collins

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

University of Central Florida

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GARY CHARTRAND

Children's Movement

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

Gregory Adam Haile

Broward College

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan North America

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

Miami Dade College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience