Candace Weber is the Director of Partnerships at the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children where she leads the development, management, and delivery of strategic partnerships to bolster coalitions of early care and education advocates in Louisiana.
Prior to joining the Policy Institute, Candace was a Fellow in the Broad Residency in Urban Education Program at the Louisiana Department of Education. While at the Department, she first served as the Director of Early Childhood Strategy and Operations where she was responsible for analyzing data and increasing the number of families and children served by the state’s Child Care Assistance Program. In her final rotation, she served as the Director of Education Finance and supported the direction and management of the agency’s multi-billion-dollar budget.
Before Candace moved into the public sector, she spent over 15 years in the corporate sector and has held leadership roles across two Fortune 10 companies. Her last role in the private sector was as a Lead Product Marketing Manager at AT&T where she managed the largest mobile security portfolio within the company’s cybersecurity business unit. Her AT&T experience also includes leadership roles in communications, project management, customer service, operations, and marketing. During her time at 3M, she led a successful career in customer relationship management and sales.
Candace is a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, has a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the Broad Center at Yale School of Management. She has dedicated her career to educational equity as a means of achieving social justice for communities and families with young children.