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Committee for Children Names New Chief Operating Officer to Strengthen Operating Oversight and Support Future Growth

Lee Wilson Appointed COO and Joins Committee for Children’s Leadership Team


SEATTLE – December 14, 2022 Committee for Children, the global leader in research-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs, today announces the appointment of Lee Wilson as Chief Operating Officer, effective January 9, 2023.

As the new operational leader, Wilson will report to Committee for Children’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In pursuit of operational excellence, his oversight includes driving scalable and efficient growth domestically and internationally. Wilson will also support Committee for Children’s North Star Goal of positively and equitably transforming the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children by 2030.

“When I think of Lee joining our executive team, I am beyond excited,” said Andrea Lovanhill, CEO of Committee for Children. “Lee is a veteran in the K-12 education space and has already proven to be a thoughtful and strategic leader who truly values our organization’s mission. He’ll be a key player in helping us grow our mission and more effectively support the social-emotional well-being of children across the globe.”

With a background in education hardware, software, and textbooks, Wilson has over three decades of experience in the K-12 market. Most recently, he worked at Headway Strategies as a Principal Consultant advising over 70 organizations, including Committee for Children, across the K-12 education industry on strategy and marketing programs.

“I deeply respect the work Committee for Children does to support students and educators with core social-emotional skills while also shaping healthy school communities,” said Wilson. “Committee for Children’s systemic research-based approach has proven itself over several decades. I look forward to helping the organization grow to the next level as SEL incorporates more technology and expands globally.”

Wilson has served on the boards of Presence Learning, the Association of American Publishers, the Association of Education Publishers, Student Achievement Partners, the Software & Information Industry Association’s Education Division, and more. He earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.


About Committee for Children

Committee for Children is a global nonprofit on a mission to ensure that children everywhere can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Committee for Children has been working in partnership with educators and families for more than 40 years. Visit to learn more.

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