Goodwill San Antonio's leadership team and board of directors
Kevin J. Bergner, President and CEO
Kevin serves as the President and CEO for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio. He is responsible for leading the agency in all areas to include the development of the organization’s vision and strategic plans. With 30 years of military service, as well as, executive experience at USAA as chief administrative officer and then president of their property and casualty insurance business, Kevin has proven experience in strategic planning, leadership development and transformational management. Kevin graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and was commissioned in the United States Army as a Field Artillery officer. He later earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from City University of New York. He served twice in Germany, as well as three deployments in Iraq. In 2006-2007, he served as a Special Assistant to the President of the United States and senior director on the National Security Council. Later, he served as the Army’s Chief of Public Affairs. He was a Major General when he retired from the United States Army in 2010.
Mark McKeever, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Mark oversees the Goodwill Retail and Contract Services efforts. He is also responsible for Strategic Planning, Performance Excellence, Business Development, Innovation and Continuous Improvement, Facilities and Logistics management. Prior to being named COO, Mark led the Contract Services programs that connect individuals with job and training opportunities. Under Mark's supervision, Goodwill San Antonio's Contract Services doubled in size over the past decade; and more importantly, helped create jobs for as many as 550 employees, 87 percent of whom have a significant disability. Mark brings nearly two decades of experience and leadership to Goodwill following a 20-year career serving in the U.S. Air Force.
David Dauphine, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
David is the Chief Financial Officer and leads the financial operations for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, providing fiscal oversight to the Agency. Having spent his career in non-profit financial management, David served as the Controller of Goodwill San Antonio for three years before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Goodwill San Antonio, he spent 18 years working for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. at both the national and local levels; 14 years as the Chief Financial and Information Officer for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, and 4 years as a Business and Financial Consultant for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. headquarters in New York City. David also served as the Controller for the San Antonio Symphony. David is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX.
Janice Bunch, Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer
Janice leads Goodwill San Antonio's human resources, risk management and information technology operations. She is a seasoned executive with unique experience leading business operations, human resources, organization and talent development, guest/customer services, facilities construction and maintenance, technology and administrative functions. Her industry experience includes financial services, federal contracting, healthcare, technology, travel and entertainment, with recently held positions as Chief People and Operations Officer for Santikos Theatres, Vice President of HR and Organization Development for The Center for Healthcare Services, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Advantage Rent A Car and Chief People Officer for Karta Technologies. Janice holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Washburn University, an MBA from Webster University, as well as two senior human resources professional certifications, SPHR and SHRM-SCP. Janice is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Dan Verich, Vice President of Operations and Strategy
Dan serves as the Vice President of Operations and Strategy responsible for the e-Commerce and logistics operations while also guiding both the strategy and budget planning initiatives for Goodwill San Antonio. With over 17 years of leadership experience in Marketing and Operational Planning roles, Dan joins Goodwill after most recently serving as the Director of Operational Planning for the CEO office at USAA. He also held the position of Product Management Director at USAA, earning an AIPMM dual certification in Marketing and Product Management. Prior to joining USAA, Dan was a Marketing Operations Manager at H-E-B Grocery Company where he helped launch and manage insurance and financial product lines. Dan also managed the daily operations as a Store Director for H-E-B. Dan graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of the Incarnate Word. Dan is also a graduate of both the U.S. Army Airborne and Air Assault schools, and served on active duty as a Field Artillery officer at Fort Hood, Texas. He was later deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Debbie Schmidt, Vice President of Compliance and Quality
In her role as Compliance Officer, Debbie administers Goodwill San Antonio’s Compliance and Ethics Program. She is responsible for establishing standards and policies pertaining to regulatory requirements to help ensure legal, ethical, and proper conduct. Debbie ensures such standards are communicated and institutionalized across the agency, and monitors compliance of these standards and policies. Debbie served as Director of Performance Excellence for six years prior to assuming the role of Vice President of Compliance and Quality. Prior to joining Goodwill, she worked at Harland Clarke (previously Clarke American) for 15 years in a variety of quality roles in support of their Texas Award for Performance Excellence and Baldrige Performance Excellence recognition.
Greg Eads, Vice President, Retail Operations
Greg oversees the 18 retail stores and more than 25 donation stations that provide funding for Goodwill’s life-changing services. His team is also responsible for transporting and distributing donated merchandise to stores. With more than a decade of service to Goodwill, Greg has served on Goodwill’s leadership team since 2006. During his tenure as a vice president, Goodwill has more than doubled its annual revenues from $15 million to $32 million. Greg’s career at Goodwill is built on an extensive background in the retail industry, including managing the daily operations of a 70,000-square-foot, high-volume store with more than 800,000 customers weekly for H-E-B, the largest privately-owned grocery chain in the United States. In addition to more than 30 years in retail operations, Greg has extensive training in management and productivity.
James Meehan, Vice President for Contract Services
Jim is the Vice President of Contract Services responsible for managing Goodwill San Antonio's contracts operations. Jim comes to Goodwill after having served as the General Manager of the Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB), an affiliate of the National Industries for the Blind and the Virginia Business Enterprise Program which managed the Randolph Sheppard vending program. At VIB he was responsible for product development and production at two manufacturing facilities, VIB's Retail Division comprising eleven retail stores and the Contract Services Division which managed nine contracts for Federal and Virginia governmental agencies. Jim also served twenty-one years in the U.S. Navy. Jim holds a bachelor's degree in finance, a master's of business administration degree in telecommunications from National University in San Diego, California and has begun coursework for a doctoral degree in business administration
Steven Hussain, Vice President of Workforce Development
As Vice President of Workforce Development, Steven leads the Goodwill San Antonio mission to provide educational and employment services to individuals within the Agency's 24 county service area. Steven and his team are also dedicated to improving outcomes for at-risk youth in the community. Steven previously worked as the Director of Community Initiatives for San Antonio Mayor, Ivy R. Taylor, where he helped to develop education, workforce and economic development policy, and launched the local My Brother's Keeper initiative. Steven also worked for the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County as the Director of Community Partnerships. Steven holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and now serves on numerous committees and advisory boards devoted to advancing public policy in San Antonio.
Dawn Thurmond, Assistant Vice President of Communications and Engagement
As Assistant Vice President of Communications and Engagement, Dawn and her team are responsible for communicating Goodwill San Antonio’s important mission to help change lives through the power of work. Dawn brings with her more than 20 years of experience working with local and national non-profits, as well as government entities. Additionally, Dawn has worked in workforce development creating programs and providing training to at-risk populations, specializing in empowerment workshops and advocacy training. Through her extensive marketing and public relations background, she has served as the bilingual spokesperson for area organizations and led successful branding and marketing campaigns. Dawn has been a disabilities advocate for more than 18 years and has served in multiple capacities to affect policies for individuals with disabilities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys helping people reduce stress as a certified laughter coach.
2018 Goodwill Board of Directors
- Janice Flynn – Chair
- John Matey – Vice Chair
- Janelle Sykes – Past Chair
- Robert "Bo" Davies - Treasurer
- Renee Watson – Secretary
- Justin Barbour
- Matt Burton
- Kim Carroll
- Virginia Finster
- Erin Fogarty
- Barbara Gentry
- Rob Glenn
- Jackie Gorman
- David Held
- Shokare Nakpodia
- Gardner Peavy
- Eddy Salas
- Allan Smith
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