The Learning Experience® Names Seasoned HR Executive Traci Wilk As Senior Vice President Of People
Wilk Joins Executive Team For Fast-growing Franchise To Guide Corporate Culture And Workplace Strategy
April 03, 2018 // Franchising.com // Deerfield Beach, FL - The Learning Experience®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children six weeks to six years old, announced today the appointment of recognized human resource executive Traci Wilk as Senior Vice President of People. In this newly created role, Wilk will lead the advancement of human resource initiatives, corporate culture, and workplace strategy for all things people.
Most recently, Wilk served as Chief People Officer for Rag & Bone where she led the opening of three global offices for the company. She has also served at Coach, responsible for all of the company’s North American human resource initiatives, and Starbucks for seven years, leading human resources in the company’s most complex flagship market - the New York metropolitan area - which boasts an employment base exceeding 10,000.
“Our internal mantra of ‘People-Passion-Performance’ has always indicated the emphasis we place on the entire holistic ecosystem,” said Andrew Alfano, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Learning Experience. “Culture is not a line item but at the forefront of everything we do. Having had the opportunity to work with Traci at Starbucks, I have great confidence in her ability to elevate our human resources department and add layers of cross-disciplinary expertise.”
Wilk has over 20 years of experience in a diverse range of industries including retail, technology, hospitality, and franchise operations. She has been highly accomplished in areas of talent planning, change leadership, and people development, shaping high-performance culture for Fortune 500 and major progressive brands. She holds a master’s and professional diploma in Psychology from Fordham University.
“I am excited to join The Learning Experience, a company that is passionate about developing brand vision, values, and creating an elevated employee experience,” said Wilk. “The requirements of workforce advancements have enhanced exponentially and include a greater visceral connection. As my title suggests, I will work directly with all employees and stakeholders to ensure and maximize the alignment of the company with our people’s individual goals and talents and the outperformance of industry at-large.”
Wilk currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, Sam, and two children but is in the process of relocating to sunny South Florida.
About The Learning Experience®
The Learning Experience® is one of the nation’s fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. With a greater national emphasis on educational development during the most crucial years of a child's growth, The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation. The Learning Experience prepares children academically and socially via innovative scholastic and enrichment programs such as the L.E.A.P.® curriculum, a cutting-edge proprietary approach to learning which has 9 out of 10 of its children entering Kindergarten already reading. To complement the academic curriculum, The Learning Experience utilizes various enrichment programs crucial to advancing learning and overall balance, such as philanthropy, Yippee 4 Yoga™, Music 4 Me®, Movin’ N Groovin’®, manners and etiquette, and foreign language.
For more information, please visit www.thelearningexperience.com.
SOURCE The Learning Experience®