Culture, teamwork motivate EA Jodi McKinney

Jodi McKinney is one to take a challenge head-on. Since arriving at KinderCare Education as the Executive Assistant to Wei-Li Chong, Executive Vice President of People & Experience, McKinney has always managed to stay one step ahead of her busy boss. Whether it’s making sure Chong has everything he needs for his many days (even…

KinderCare Education mission holds special meaning for this EA

During his 17-year career, Jason Mathews has worked in a wide variety of roles, including compliance trainer and financial analyst at Nike and executive assistant here at KinderCare Education. But of all the positions he’s held throughout his career, he likes the EA role the best. “Every day is different,” he said. “I like the…

Jo McMurray: Taking care of business

Jo McMurray has staying power. Celebrating 12 years at KinderCare Education this month, McMurray started with the company as a temp and was hired full time as soon as she was eligible. Her first role was as an executive assistant for the Education team and, after a number of changes, she moved to the Talent…

5 Questions for Wei-Li

Wei-Li Chong EVP, People & Operations Almost 4 years with KinderCare Education Team includes HR, HR Center Operations, KinderCare field, CCLC field Why did you join KCE? I joined for several reasons: Tom’s leadership. We immediately hit it off and could not be more aligned with our views on leadership and culture. I accepted the…

Meet Theresa Murr: Subsidy’s super supporter

Helping others comes naturally to Theresa Murr, Subsidy’s administrative assistant. That’s why, after a long career in the electronics manufacturing industry, the job listing for her current role caught Murr’s eye. Once she met her manager, Louise Strong, it was a done deal. “I interviewed with Louise and have been with her since,” Murr said.…

Goodbye turned into hello

Ten years ago Tammy Piper was a KinderCare center director wishing her boss all the best in her new job as her district manager was promoted to regional vice president. Piper filled out a congratulatory card and handed it to her soon-to-be former boss, Sharon Lytwynec. Lytwynec took one look at it and said “You…

In times of change, EA remains constant source of support

In her four years at KinderCare Education, Sr. Executive Assistant Jeanne Johnston has learned to go with the flow. Johnston supports Vice President of Tax & Risk, David Benedict, and CFO Paul Thompson—her fourth CFO in four years. “Jeanne does a great job of supporting us,” said Benedict. “She is not afraid to speak up,…

5 Questions for CFO Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson Chief Financial Officer 1 year with KinderCare Education Team includes financial planning and analysis (FP&A), the controller’s organization, internal audit, tax and risk, procurement, IT, real estate and portfolio management, and facilities Why did you join KCE? I joined for several reasons: The strength of the executive committee. I was really impressed by…