August 9, 2022
Dennis R. Maple - Most Influential Black Executives of 2022
Maple recognized by leading African American business and lifestyle magazine for executive and business leadership
Goddard Systems, LLC, franchisor of The Goddard School, is pleased to share that Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO, has been named to Savoy magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America list. Maple is recognized for his exemplary record of accomplishments and influence while working to better his community and inspire others. Featured in their summer issue, Savoy’s Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America is the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate America.
“Savoy is proud to present the 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America. In this issue, we assembled an elite representation of African American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations,” said L.P. Green, II, publisher of Savoy. “These innovative trailblazers have led efforts to foster growth for some of the country’s highest-performing companies throughout and beyond the US market.”
Savoy’s summer issue features a story on Maple, highlighting his tenure at Goddard, as well as the importance he places on relationships, trust and connectivity with both internal and external stakeholders. Under Maple’s leadership, The Goddard School franchise has grown to nearly 600 schools and student enrollment is at a record high of more than 77,000 students. In addition, The Goddard School was named to Franchise Business Review’s annual Top 200 Franchises in 2020 and 2021, Franchise Times Top 200 in 2019-2021 and Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in 2020 and 2021. Maple is also responsible for building Goddard Systems’ best-in-class leadership team, which is comprised of 50% diverse executives, and for increasing DEIB awareness, education and initiatives among employees.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized among this elite representation of African American men and women from some of the most prestigious corporations in the country,” said Maple. “When I joined Goddard in the fall of 2019, I never could have imagined how much our world would change just a few months later. I took on the responsibility of providing guidance and solutions to our franchisees, as well as instilling hope and trust, and I thank Savoy for recognizing my dedication and commitment to our extended Goddard family.”