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Chris Gorham, “Improving Lives and Pumping $50 Million Annually into the Local Community since 1963!” (October 19)
October 19, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Chris Gorham, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.
Improving Lives and Pumping $50 Million Annually into the Local Community since 1963!
Triad Goodwill is a powerful force for good in the community, employing over 450 employees in a business which uses 85% of every dollar made to help individuals overcome the barriers that separate them from gainful, long-term employment. Their vision is to provide more than $50 million in yearly economic impact across their five-county territory. It’s a lofty goal, one CEO Chris Gorham champions every day.
At 14 years of age, Chris began his first job with Goodwill Industries as a donation center attendant. He gained a better understanding and appreciation for people from all walks of life. Over the next 30 years, Chris worked at various organizations, but none were more fulfilling than the mission at Goodwill Industries!
Today, Chris has the same aspirations he learned at Goodwill as a young man, to improve lives and enrich communities through the power of hard work. To that end, he’s working to build a new Retail Operations Facility to streamline Triad-Goodwill operations, orchestrating a remodel of the home office and building a campus which will help his team provide more holistic services to those seeking help. He’s also focusing on improving workforce development programs.
It’s a full load for the Triad team. It’s a good thing they have a leader whose high school superlative was “Overachiever.”
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