Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The PEAK Connection Between Education and Business

John J. Brennan will discuss the important link between
quality early education and business success.
John J. Brennan will be the featured speaker at the PEAK Annual Meeting tomorrow, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Montgomery County Community College, on College Drive in Pottstown.

Mr. Brennan is Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor of The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment companies. Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Vanguard comprises more than 170 separate domestic investment portfolios, with current U.S. fund assets of more than $1.5 trillion.

Mr. Brennan is a strong advocate of the importance of quality early education opportunities and serves on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission.

He speaks nationally on the connection between quality early education experiences and student achievement. His remarks at the Annual Meeting will focus on Building the Connection between Businesses and Early Education.

PEAK (Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness) is a collaboration of Pottstown School District and community organizations that are working together to design and implement strategies that enable children to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

PEAK focuses its work in five inter-related areas: community outreach, family engagement, quality improvement, kindergarten transition and health/wellness.

PEAK’s overarching goal is to build an infrastructure that ensures all children in Pottstown enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is among many who have learned
about the value of the PEAK partnership.
According to Forbes: John J. Brennan, 56, has been a director of THG since December 2010. Brennan is chairman emeritus and senior advisor of The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Brennan joined Vanguard in 1982, was elected president in 1989, and served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008 and chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009.

Brennan is also a director at LPL Investment Holdings Inc., a publicly-traded financial services company.

Mr. Brennan is chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation; a governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; and a trustee of the University of Notre Dame and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

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