After more than two decades heading the American Center for Children and Media, David Kleeman has officially joined strategy, research and product group PlayCollective as SVP, Insights Programs, and PlayVangelist.
Based out of PlayCollective’s New York office, Kleeman will lead development of a global think tank for creative, business and academic leaders involved with play, entertainment and learning for children, youth and families. His goal is to encourage greater collaboration between academia and business and to look globally for best practices and ideas.
Kleeman will draw on his 25 years spent at the American Center, a creative professional development center and executive roundtable devoted to sustainable and kid-friendly solutions. He is the long-time advisory board chair to the international children’s TV festival Prix Jeunesse, a governor of the Television Academy representing the Children’s Programming Peer Group, and a senior fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media.