Denise Reading, PhD

Dr. Reading is the CEO of LDR Worldwide, a leader in delivering learning solutions to companies across the US and around the world. She was recently recognized as an Outstanding Woman Tech Founder by the Midwest Women in Tech organization.

Dr. Reading is also CEO of futureplans.com, a career program that ties people’s talents, education, interests and values to in-demand careers. She founded the Global Corporate College, which builds relationships between Fortune 500 executives and educators to build workforce skills – for which she was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young Ohio. She was also part of the China-United States Educational Partnership, where she worked with the Chinese government to support behavioral skill development in graduates. In 2018, Dr. Reading launched C-ME 360 to provide professional and life coaching services to women in C-suite roles.

Dr. Reading served as the President of Corporate College at Cuyahoga Community College and had a distinguished career at Baldwin-Wallace University, where she served in numerous roles including VP of Student Affairs. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, an MA from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University.