Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Goodwill Industries will enhance the quality and dignity of life for individuals, families, and communities on a global basis, through the power of work, by eliminating barriers to opportunity for people with special needs, and by facilitating empowerment, self-help, and service through dedicated, autonomous local organizations.

When someone is having a tough time finding a job – either because of a disability, poverty, lack of work experience or another obstacle – Goodwill Industries is there to help.  The organization does that by selling donations of clothing and other goods in Goodwill stores and using the revenue to fund job training and employment programs that benefit hundreds of thousands of people each year. Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by providing commercial services such as document management, custodial work, packaging and assembly to government and private industry.  With 171 community-based, autonomous member agencies in North America, Goodwill Industries International helps people become independent tax-paying members of their communities.


Jim GibbonsJim Gibbons currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries International, an internationally recognized leading social enterprise. He is also a past President and Chief Executive Officer of National Industries for the Blind (1998-2008). Prior to joining National Industries for the Blind, Mr. Gibbons worked as President and Chief Executive Officer of Campus Wide Access Solutions—a wholly owned AT&T subsidiary. While at AT&T, Mr. Gibbons also held various leadership positions in marketing and operations. Mr. Gibbons has received several prestigious awards and recognitions including the 2010 National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, the 2009 Young Presidents’ Organization Social Enterprise Leadership Award, SmartCEO 2010 ECO CEO award for organizational commitment to the environment and the Purdue 2007 Outstanding Industrial Engineer of the Year award. He was also appointed by President Obama in December 2010 to the White House Council for Community Solutions. Mr. Gibbons holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.