Chris Smith began his tenure as Chief Operating Officer at Childcare Network in March of 2020. Prior to this position, Chris served as Chief Growth Officer, President, and Chief Financial Officer over the past eight years. Before joining the company, he spent 16 years in the healthcare services industry, serving in senior management or executive level positions for 13 years. Childcare Network operates more than 250 programs in eleven states, serving 40,000+ children and 6000+ employees.

The mission at Childcare Network is to provide children with the highest quality early care and education and to serve as a supportive network and resource for families. Chris holds a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and a Graduate Diploma in International Studies from the University of Sydney.