Goodwill San Antonio Board Appoints Interim Leader for Organization
SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 7, 2016) - Goodwill San Antonio today announced it has appointed an interim chief executive officer. Kevin Bergner, a former Major General in the United States Army will start work at Goodwill headquarters on Commerce Street immediately. Janelle Sykes, chair of the Goodwill San Antonio board of directors, made the announcement.
“We are pleased to have an interim chief executive officer 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,” she said. “Our board is delighted that he has a heart for our mission and proven experience in strategic planning, leadership development and transformational management as we continue to grow and expand our services to the San Antonio community.”
“I am honored and humbled to join the leadership team at Goodwill San Antonio,” Bergner said. “The Goodwill team’s mission is an important one in our community and the employees of Goodwill are people who make a difference every day in the lives of the people they serve. I will work closely with the board and executive team to make sure Goodwill employees are well-supported in continuing their service to our community.”
Bergner graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, and was commissioned in the United State Army as a Field Artillery officer. He later earned a Masters 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.
Sykes said that Bergner’s appointment was the first of a two-step process for Goodwill, adding, “We are more than pleased to have Kevin on board on an interim basis, which both gives us the certainty of first-class leadership and allows us the time we need to complete a national search for our permanent CEO.”
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 tens of thousands of 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 18 contracts for the U.S. government for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.