Bosses for Babies

How This Boss Makes an Impact for Children in Florida

Dr. Fredrick L. Hicks. Chief Executive Officer of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County is a steadfast advocate for family-friendly practices within his 150-member cross-generational team. Recognizing the profound impact that a supportive work environment has on employee well-being and productivity, Dr. Hicks prioritizes initiatives that foster a healthy work-life balance and promote the integration of family responsibilities. By championing flexible work schedules, access to onsite lactation privacy, providing parental leave options, and working towards offering resources for child care support, he creates a workplace culture that values and uplifts the diverse needs and aspirations of his team members. Dr. Hicks understands that by nurturing a family-friendly atmosphere, he not only empowers his employees to thrive both personally and professionally but also cultivates a vibrant and cohesive organization dedicated to the welfare of the community it serves.


Dr. Fredrick L. Hicks is an accomplished leader in the world of technology and cybersecurity and currently serves as CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC). At the ELCHC, Dr. Hicks devotes himself to ensuring Hillsborough’s youngest citizens are equipped with everything they need to be kindergarten-ready and set them up for ongoing life successes.