President, Parents' Choice Foundation
Organization: Parents' Choice Foundation
As president of Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonproﬁt guide to quality children’s media and toys, Claire has been determined to preserve and promote the organization’s 40-year reputation as a leading authority in, and advocate for, quality children’s media and toys. In commemoration of Parents’ Choice Foundation’s 30th anniversary, Claire co-founded the Sandbox Summit®, a series of conferences designed to explore how technology affects the ways kids play, learn, and connect. The inaugural Sandbox Summit® was held at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show and drew a standing room only audience. From 2010 – 2014, Sandbox Summit was hosted by the Education Arcade and the Comparative Media Studies Department at MIT.
Additionally, Claire serves on the selection committee for the National Toy Hall of Fame® at the Strong National Museum of Play®, as a member of the Toy of the Year (TOTY) nomination committee for the Toy Industry Association, as a judge for the KAPi (Kids @ Play Interactive) awards, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in the Children’s Music category, and for Fat Brain Toy Company’s Kidventor Award program.
Claire is known as a passionate, principled and collaborative executive who listens, thinks, innovates, and connects. Her specialties include: educational toys and media, play, bridging the
classroom to the playroom, toy and children’s media industry trends.