Nicole Riehl is the President and CEO of Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), which serves as the business community’s nonpartisan voice for early childhood and leads efforts to build infrastructure and advance policies that support the workforce of today while developing the workforce of tomorrow.  Powered by the business community’s leadership and commitment to early care education, EPIC strives to ensure all children entering kindergarten have the skills they need to reach their full education and career potential.

Nicole joined EPIC as President & CEO in September of 2019. Her experience spans across the private and non-profit sectors, with her career beginning as an early childhood teacher at an on-site corporate child care program. After working in the financial sector on behalf of a large national homebuilder for several years, Nicole returned to early childhood and supported the quality ratings and onboarding of over 200 child care programs participating in the Denver Preschool Program after it was authorized by Denver voters in 2006.  Her work grew to include the management of quality improvement initiatives and grant contracts at Qualistar Colorado, which sparked her passion for non-profit leadership and management.

She joins Profits & Purpose to discuss her journey, the important work of EPIC, the challenges of childcare during a global pandemic, and how companies are innovating to meet those challenges thanks in large part to organizations like EPIC.

Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.