Entrepreneur Speaker: Lois Mitten
Lois Mitten Rosenberry founded Children's Discovery Center in 1982 and has served as President and CEO of the company since that time. Mrs. Rosenberry has extensive experience in early childhood development and has served as a college professor, published kindergarten curriculum, and worked as a child care consultant for several private and public organizations, including the United States Defense Department.
Recognized as an innovator in her field, Mrs. Rosenberry has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Executive Female, Early Childhood News, and others. She is a Milestone for Women recipient and Athena Award winner. She has been named Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, Ohio Child-Care Administrator of the Year, and serves as Chairperson of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. In 2005 Mrs. Rosenberry received the Governor's Award for Excellence in Enterprise and was inducted as an Ohio Commodore.
In addition to leadership in her field, Mrs. Rosenberry is committed to several charitable projects. She has partnered with others to create a home (the Deborah Center) for abandoned and abused girls in the city of Timisoara, Romania and serves on the Advisory Board of Veritas, a non-profit organization which provides a variety of services for the families of Sighisoara, Romania.
Mrs. Rosenberry holds a BA degree in Behavioral Science from Messiah College, Grantham, PA and a Masters Degree in Education from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She has three grown daughters, all of whom are graduates of Children's Discovery Center. Her four grandchildren currently attend Children's Discovery Center and two of her daughters work for the company.