Staff

The staff of ReadyNation International collectively brings more than 30 years' experience in early childhood and international work.

ReadyNation International’s main staff are Daniel Frank, Co-Global Director, Nancy Fishman, Co-Global Director, and Lauren Bell, Program Assistant. Additional support is provided by staff with expertise in business mobilization, policy advocacy, research, communications, media relations, digital media content, and publication design.


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Daniel Frank

Co-Global Director

As Co-Global Director, Daniel Frank leads this business leader network of executives across industry sectors. Since 2014, ReadyNation expanded its reach to include work outside the United States under the name ReadyNation International (RNI). RNI helps countries around the world create their own networks of business champions to advance public and private investments in young children in order to improve the future global workforce. While ReadyNation’s domestic network in the U.S. has about 3,000 business leader members, RNI counts on approximately 200 members internationally.

In the U.S., Mr. Frank educates and informs leading Fortune 500 executives and key policymakers on education continuum issues at the state and federal level as critical business concerns. In addition to this domestic policy work, Daniel manages ReadyNation’s growing global footprint with RNI which includes providing technical support to help build networks of business champions for children in other countries. Daniel is the chief architect of ReadyNation’s capstone Global Business Summit on Early Childhood which convenes more than two hundred business leaders from around the world to showcase the latest evidence base and company action on the topic. Daniel is also a frequent speaker and panel presenter on how the business voice can strategically promote effective public investments in children and youth to impact workforce development and the economy.

Prior to joining ReadyNation, Mr. Frank was a corporate and transactional attorney with one of South Florida’s oldest law firms. He has significant international business experience, previously served as Vice President of the Chile-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Miami, and is bilingual in Spanish. Daniel earned his B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Carleton College and his J.D. from the University of Iowa where he was a published staff member of the Iowa Law Review. Daniel is a member of the World Bank/IFC Global Tackling Childcare Working Group.


Nancy Fishman

Nancy S. Fishman

Co-Global Director

As Co-Global Director, Nancy Fishman co-leads this business leader network of executives across industry sectors. Since 2014, ReadyNation expanded its reach to include work outside the United States under the name ReadyNation International (RNI). RNI helps countries around the world create their own networks of business champions to advance public and private investments in young children in order to improve the future global workforce.

In the U.S. Nancy educates and informs executives, key policymakers, and other community stakeholders on education continuum issues at the state and federal level as critical workforce and economic development issues. Nancy is a frequent speaker at events on how business leaders can use their time, influence and voice to promote policies that strengthen the workforce and economy.

Prior to joining ReadyNation, Nancy was the State Director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Early Learning Investment Commission. The Commission, composed of 75 senior-level business executives across the commonwealth, supports public investment in high-quality early care and education as a workforce and economic development strategy. Previously, Nancy was the Director of Success By 6, the early childhood initiative of the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Nancy was elected as a school director for Carlisle Area School District (PA) in 2003 and served for 12 years including seven years as the school board president. She previously served on several nonprofit boards of directors as well. Nancy received her B.A. in policy and management studies from Dickinson College and a M.S. in psychology from Shippensburg University.


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Lauren Bell

Program Assistant

Lauren is a Program Assistant with ReadyNation. Prior to joining Council for a Strong America in 2020, Lauren taught high school math in Kansas City, Missouri through Teach For America. She holds B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Lake Forest College and an M.A. in Secondary Education from University of Missouri-St Louis.