PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knowledge Universe, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, today welcomed Gail Galuppo as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Portland, Oregon-based Knowledge Universe is the parent company of KinderCare Learning Centers, CCLC, Champions, and Knowledge Beginnings. They employ more than 31,000 teachers and staff who provide early learning and school-age programs to more than 165,000 children around the country. Knowledge Universe is one of the largest employers in Portland, and one of the largest employers of educators nationwide.
“Everyone who met Gail was impressed by her great thirst for data and answers to make sure she is connected to her target customers, in our case, families, who want the best for their children,” said Tom Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Universe. “She has tremendous savvy; coming to KU, she is eager to share and leverage her love of authentic marketing in a mission-driven business like ours.”
Galuppo joins KU from BankersLab, where she served as Chief Operating Officer and oversaw a diverse set of functions, including B2B marketing, social media, sales, and publicity. Her background includes executive marketing roles at Hewlett Packard, Western Union, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sears Holdings.
About Knowledge Universe®
Knowledge Universe believes that the power of education changes lives. Every day more than 165,000 children take their first steps, learn to read and prepare for school through our early childhood and school-age programs. The Knowledge Universe® family includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, Champions®, and Knowledge Beginnings®, where more than 31,000 people help children discover books, music, science, and language in a nurturing environment. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.kueducation.com/us and on Twitter.