Today Early Learning Indiana, the state’s oldest early childhood education nonprofit, named Maureen Weber, a leader in education and human capital development, as its new president & CEO.
Weber, who currently serves as chief strategy officer at Project Lead The Way, brings an impressive track record of innovation and accomplishments across the public and nonprofit sectors.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Maureen Weber as our new president & CEO,” said Jennifer Dzwonar, chair of Early Learning Indiana’s Board of Directors. “Despite being more than 100 years old, our organization has grown and changed significantly in the past few years, and we need a dynamic and passionate captain at the helm. Maureen’s leadership, varied experiences, her energy for both people and processes, along with amazing and diverse references from community leaders, make her a great fit. I believe Maureen is the type of CEO our board, 350-person staff, funders, volunteers and supporters were hoping we could find.”
At Project Lead The Way, Weber heads the development and execution of organizational strategy and is responsible for driving enterprise-wide results and implementing key initiatives at the heart of the organization’s strategic change agenda. She joined the organization after serving as vice president of customer experience at Indiana University Health. In that capacity, she was responsible for building and executing strategies to drive service improvements across the care continuum and enhancing convenience of and access to system services.
Weber has also served in a number of operational and policymaking roles for the State of Indiana where she was accountable for leading the transformational agenda for several state agencies, including the Department of Education, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Workforce Development.
“I’m incredibly honored to join this venerable organization that has long been synonymous with the highest quality of care and education for our youngest Hoosiers,” said Weber. “While much progress has been made to improve early education across the state in recent years, a significant challenge remains. Drawing upon our rich heritage, we will continue our work to ensure that every young child in Indiana has access to the critical building blocks of learning that are foundational to a lifetime of success.”
Weber received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs the board of Purdue Polytechnic High School and is an advisory board member for Stand for Children Indiana. She was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to chair the Indiana Charter School Board and has served on a variety of other boards and commissions in the Indianapolis community.
Weber will begin her duties as president & CEO at Early Learning Indiana on March 5, 2018.
Early Learning Indiana engaged Kittleman & Associates, a national executive search firm that specializes in the recruitment of CEOs for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, public charities and philanthropic organizations, to conduct its search for a new president & CEO.