David Kleeman, president of the American Center for Children and Media (ACCM) in Chicago (pictured), and New York-based independent media producer Dr. Alice Wilder have been named senior follows by The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College.
According to The Fred Rogers Center executive director Rita Catalano, Kleeman and Wilder will play crucial roles contributing to the new Fred Rogers Center blog set to launch in early 2013.
As president of ACCM, Kleeman heads up an executive roundtable of children’s media industry leaders, and develops and executes a range of professional development services for television, digital media, research, education and child development specialists. He also serves as Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, repping the Children’s Programming Peer Group and is an education committee member of the Television Academy Foundation.
Wilder is co-creator and head of research and education for literacy-based preschool series Super Why, executive producer of Cha-Ching: Money Smart Kids, and chief content officer of Speakaboos. She is also currently a member of the advisory board for The Sandbox Summit and was a producer and director of research and development for Blue’s Clues, Little Bill and Oswald on Nick Jr.