AARON BAKER Executive Director Aaron Allen Baker is the Executive Director of Aspire. He is a graduate of of Maumee Valley Country Day School and the University of Toledo with two degrees: A Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration. Aaron has also completed doctoral work at Vanderbilt University, focusing on Educational Leadership and Policy. Formerly, Aaron served as Assistant VP for Government Relations at The University of Toledo, where he forged and facilitated relationships between the University and state and local legislators.Aspire is a collective impact partnership that convenes community leaders around a common “cradle to career readiness” agenda. We connect service providers, citizens, researchers, educators and business leaders with a common goal of helping children become healthy, caring, responsible adults. We all know that there are scores of organizations throughout our county striving to do similar things, so why another group? Our group does not aim to create new—our group aims to connect and align the many good initiatives already underway—to achieve lasting change in our community.