We are ecstatic to bring Cassie Leyva on board as EPIC’s new Senior Director of Business Development and Communications! While you can read Cassie’s bio here, we also wanted to share a Q&A between Cassie and our President & CEO, Nicole Riehl. Enjoy!
Nicole: Why are you excited to join EPIC?
Cassie: Seeing the momentum that you, your team, and EPIC’s members have been able to create is nothing short of impressive and vital for the future of this nation. I have seen numerous efforts to address the child care crisis and although important, none have made me feel as hopeful as harnessing the power of business leaders.
Nicole: What is one thing you’ve done in your work that makes you hopeful for change?
Cassie: My work nationally in building bridges across political lines to benefit our economy has shown me that working together to solve the child care crisis could serve as a unifying issue for our nation when we need it most. Whether it’s in DC or here in Colorado, the drain this crisis is causing is increasingly evident and I want to continue to be a part of the solution.
Nicole: Why do you think the business community should play a role in solving for the child care crisis?
Cassie: I have worked on this issue from multiple angles and I’m more convinced than ever that business leaders hold the power to be some of our greatest agents of change. The best part is, when it comes to child care, what is good for American families is good for business. Prioritizing child care not only demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being, it leads to a more engaged, productive, and loyal workforce while also benefiting the company’s bottom line and overall reputation. Additionally, the future of our society depends on us creating solutions now ensuring we have a skilled and engaged workforce in the future.