Dennis R. Maple is Chairman and CEO at Goddard Systems, LLC, providing leadership to the franchisor’s executive team and guiding the vision of The Goddard School system. His 40-year career includes executive leadership with The Quaker Oats Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Kraft General Foods, Inc. and Coors Brewing Company.
Maple previously served as President of First Student, Inc., North America’s largest K-12 school bus transportation services company, where he restored proﬁtable growth by focusing on process discipline, voice of the customer and cultivating an engaged stakeholder culture. He was also president of Aramark Education, which focuses on delivering food, nutrition and facilities services to K-12 school markets.
Maple is a longtime participant in organizations that support schools and communities across North America, a member of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors, a Board member for the Early Care & Education Consortium, and a member of the Descartes Systems Group Board of Directors, where he is Chairman of the nominating committee and part of the compensation committee.
Maple has also served on several community boards in his hometown of Philadelphia.
Maple is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.