After serving as interim CEO, Jackson takes office Aug. 5
SAN ANTONIO - After a national search, the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of
San Antonio has selected Marla Jackson as the organization's new President and CEO,
effective Aug. 5.
Since joining Goodwill Industries of San Antonio in July 2011, Jackson has served in the capacities of interim CEO, COO, CFO and VP of Human Resources prior to assuming her current role as President and CEO.
“There is no doubt that Marla’s resume is impressive, says Rob Glenn, Chair of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of San Antonio. “After a thorough and thoughtful search process, it was clear to our Search Committee and to our entire Board that Marla was the ideal person to lead Goodwill because of her strategic thinking, her passion for our mission and its advancement, and her impressive leadership experience. Marla’s appointment is a big win, not only for Goodwill and the people who benefit from our programs, but also for employers seeking a quality workforce.”
Jackson’s domestic and international experience includes manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit industries. Over the years, she has worked successfully in a variety of divergent corporate cultures and environments, providing executive leadership to business units with revenues in excess of $850 million within multi-billion dollar international corporations.
Jackson’s background brings strong business acumen to her position in Goodwill. Through her broad experience in the for-profit arena, she has a track record of building high-performing teams. Her leadership experience at Goodwill includes developing strategic plans and an overall vision for the organization.
Positions Jackson enjoyed prior to joining Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, were Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys; Chief Financial Officer of Danaher Corporation; and Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of Sandvik Tamrock OY.
Jackson holds an MBA from Bristol University. She completed the Goodwill Industries International Executive Development program in June 2010.
“I am grateful to the Board and humbled by this amazing opportunity to continue leading Goodwill in our mission of changing lives through the power of work. Goodwill is known for its dedication to serving our community with innovative, life-changing services and I am proud and excited to be part of this dedicated team. I look forward to enhancing and strengthening partnerships with the area businesses and non-profit organizations in this new capacity,” says Jackson.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment, training, educational opportunities and related services to more than 50,000 individuals each year. In addition to operating 17 retail stores, more than 25 donation stations and 10 Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Laredo and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates 4 Good Careers Academies and handles 16 contracts for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.