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Goodwill Industries NCW in search for new president/CEO

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Goodwill Industries NCW is in search of its next president/CEO, upon the retirement of its current CEO Bob Pedersen. Pedersen, who has been the CEO for 26 years, will retire at the end of 2017. With recruitment efforts underway, Goodwill plans to have a new president/CEO chosen by the end of the year.

The search for qualified candidates is taking place on both a local and national scale. A search committee has been established and is comprised of board members. Employment Resource Group Inc. (ERG) has been retained to conduct this search, led by ERG’s President and CEO Sharon Hulce.

Interested candidates should send their résumé to Hulce at [email protected] by Dec. 8, 2017.

Goodwill Industries recruitment efforts are underway for new president/CEO

“Bob has embodied our mission to elevate people and transform communities,” said Gregg Curry, Goodwill NCW board president. “Building on Bob’s legacy will be an exciting opportunity for the next president and CEO. We look forward to finding the right person to lead us into the future.”

“We are seeking a candidate who has vision, will develop the strategy to support that vision and then guide implementation through inspiring leadership,” said Hulce. “Goodwill NCW is a multifaceted non-profit and requires a leader who will grow the retail division and in turn, provide strength to its social service programs.”

Today, Goodwill NCW has 29 human services programs, has impacted the lives of more than 63,000 Wisconsinites in each of the past four years, and operates 27 retail stores and training centers, an Outlet Store (and logistics hub) in Appleton, and operates a women’s apparel website, In 2016, Goodwill NCW reported revenues of $60,663,649.

The search committee is looking for an executive leader who excels at strategic planning, possesses an entrepreneurial mindset and who has more than 10 years of experience to oversee a complex blend of programming and retail operations. The new president/CEO will improve the lives and communities of north central Wisconsin through enterprise excellence, services, partnerships, collaborations and the responsible use of community resources. The position has the ultimate responsibility for enterprise success including mission delivery, growth, sustainability, accreditation, solvency and talent.

For more information or to apply, interested candidates should send their résumé to Hulce at [email protected] by Dec. 8, 2017.


About Goodwill NCW

Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2016 helped improve the lives of 63,368 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin, through 29 programs and services. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, and as far north as Rice Lake and Rhinelander, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, and online shopping at and, a new women’s apparel site. Visit the website at

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