Bright Horizons Employees Named 2023 Exchange Leaders

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August 15, 2023 – Bright Horizons employees Kelly Fenderson-Gonzales, Manager, Leader Orientation and Development and Melony Gibson, Senior Manager, Leadership Development, have been named 2023 Exchange Leaders by Exchange Magazine for their work in early care and education. 

The Exchange Leadership Initiative recognizes leaders that provide vision and stability, imagination and caring, and through their actions, direction to the early childhood education field. Exchange Leaders have a thorough understanding of early care and education principles and practices, address diversity and equity, and are engaged in life-long learning. 

This year’s list is comprised of directors, owners, and administrators, in classrooms, family child care homes, schools, colleges, and universities and in all the programs and services that support children and families.

Melony shared, “I am a firm believer that leadership is not just a title or a position. Leadership is a mindset and a journey that comes with great responsibility. I have the privilege of leading leaders and helping to ingrain behaviors, change attitudes, and build competencies that help them support children, families, and teachers to deliver high quality, equitable, and inclusive programs every day.”

Learn more about the recognition here.