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Helping people
prepare for, find,
and keep good jobs
is what Goodwill
is all about.


total people served in 2015


people placed into competitive employment


program participants who worked and earned paychecks at Goodwill

CEO Richard Carlson retiring after 40 years of service

Goodwill President and CEO Richard "Dick" Carlson will retire after 40 years of dedicated service effective March 31, 2017. After a national search for a successor, Goodwill's board of directors named internal candidate Goodwill Mission Services Director Jeanette Hoyer.

President and CEO since 1992, the organization has grown from a $2.9M to a $23.6M social enterprise under Dick's leadership, and has greatly expanded its mission-based programming and the number and diversity of persons served.

"Dick has done an exemplary job leading Goodwill through a period of tremendous growth and expansion," said Goodwill Board of Directors Chair Tom Dake. "Many lives have been forever changed by the job training programs he helped develop and grow and for that, our communities owe him a debt of gratitude."

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