Dennis R. Maple

by Justin Cates
Dennis R. Maple
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Goddard Systems, LLC

Dennis R. Maple is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, LLC, manager of The Goddard School franchise system, the nation’s leading premium early childhood education provider.

In this role, Maple provides leadership to the executive team and guides the vision for The Goddard School system, which serves nearly 100,000 students from six weeks to six years old in more than 600 Goddard Schools across the country.

Prior to Goddard Systems, Maple served as president of First Student, Inc., North America’s largest K-12 school bus transportation services company. He was also president of Aramark Education, which focuses on delivering food, nutrition and facilities services to K-12 school markets.

Maple’s career also includes executive leadership positions with The Quaker Oats Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Kraft General Foods, Inc. and Coors Brewing Company.

Maple is a member of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors, Early Care & Education Consortium Board of Directors and Descartes Systems Group Board of Directors, where he is chairman of the nominating committee and part of the compensation committee.

Maple is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

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