Madeleine K. Thakur is president of The Children's Movement of Florida, an organization that focuses on the 0-5 years and insists on a strong start for all Florida children.
She oversees all of The Movement's outreach and communications efforts, including the business engagement initiative Bosses for Babies, and leads state-level policy efforts aimed at increasing investment in high-quality early learning, health care for children, and parent support. Madeleine serves on the steering committee for the Florida Chamber's Business Alliance for Early Learning and the state advisory board for the Florida Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) impact project. She chairs the Florida Early Learning Consortium, whose members collaborate on legislative advocacy and represent parents, small business owners and nonprofit child care operators, early childhood funders, and the early childhood workforce.
Before joining The Movement in September 2017, she spent nearly a decade focused on economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, working closely with senior executives in the legal, tech, consumer goods, and financial sectors.
A Miami native and one of five children, Madeleine is a proud graduate of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She and her husband, Mike, live in Miami with their two young sons.