CEO Marla Jackson Steps Down from Goodwill San Antonio, Board Will Undertake Immediate Search for Successor
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 26, 2016) - Marla Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill San Antonio has resigned her position and will leave the organization.
The announcement was made by Janelle Sykes, Chair of the Goodwill San Antonio Board of Directors, who said the board will undertake a national search for a new chief executive officer. Sykes will oversee the organization until an interim CEO is appointed.
“I speak for our entire board in saying how much we value the work Marla Jackson has done during her tenure here,” Sykes said. “She has taken an innovative approach to growing the organization, earned respect from her peers in our industry and helped bring Goodwill San Antonio to the next level. We respect her decision and are grateful for her contributions.”
For her part, Jackson said she was proud of her accomplishments at Goodwill.
"I have fallen in love with this beautiful city and the friends I have come to know,” Jackson said. “As wonderful as this journey has been, our lives are called in different directions and we must follow that calling," Jackson said. "The organization is stronger than it's ever been and is poised to make a significant impact on people's lives, their families, and this community. My passion for serving youth has led Goodwill to provide certification training in seven different school districts and launch the Career Navigator program in five different high schools. Many new initiatives are on the horizon and the team is in place to execute those initiatives. So my work here is done.”
Sykes said she would assure employees, partners and those whom Goodwill serves that there would be no interruption of Goodwill services to the community during the transition.
“We have a strong, successful organization with deep commitments to tens of thousands of people we serve each year in our city,” she said. “We plan to move forward through this transition with confidence that we will find the right new person to lead this wonderful organization.”
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding education, training and services to prepare people to find better jobs and build careers in diverse companies throughout the communities we serve. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment and related services to more than 50,000 individuals each year in South Central Texas. In addition to operating 20 retail stores, 35 donation stations and 13 Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates three Good Careers Academies and manages 17contracts for the U.S. government for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.