Triad Goodwill CEO Gorham to Retire after 33 years

Richard J. Gorham
"GREENSBORO, NC – The Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. (Triad Goodwill) announces that Richard J. Gorham has chosen to retire as CEO effective January 6, 2017.   The executive board will conduct a search for the next CEO with Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

“Richard has been an outstanding leader and CEO.  His unique combination of strategic and operating skills, plus his commitment to our mission, employees, customers and stakeholders has redefined Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina and led to an entirely new and better way of serving the communities in which it operates,” said Charles E. Judy, Jr., chairman of the board for Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.

Under Gorham’s leadership, Triad Goodwill has become a leader within the Goodwill movement. When he first came on board in 1983, the organization was operating in the red and serving only a handful of people. Gorham built the organization into what it is today, employing more than 350 people, providing services to 16,954 people last year, and pumping nearly $60 million dollars back into the local economy.

For the past 15 years, Triad Goodwill has been recognized for operating in the top 10 of the 165 autonomous Goodwill organizations across North America. This ranking is measured per capita with operational capacities in several key categories including mission outcomes, retail sales, donation procurement, and employee tenure, to name a few.

“The succession plan we have in place will keep Triad Goodwill operating smoothly so it can continue its work as the recognized leader for helping people develop the work skills necessary to successfully integrate into the competitive labor market,” said Chairman Judy.

The entire Board of Directors, as well as everyone in the Triad Goodwill family, extends their sincerest thanks for his service, his leadership and his commitment to the organization and its people.

About Triad Goodwill:

Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.) promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 16,954 people in the community and helped place 3,378 workers in competitive employment. 85 cents of every dollar earned at Triad Goodwill’s retail stores goes into their mission."

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