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Goodwill Leadership

Our President

James K. Stiff

James K. Stiff is the President of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the Central Savannah River Area. The territory consists of 31 counties in Georgia and four in South Carolina.

Mr. Stiff began his tenure in March 1994 in Georgia and broadened the service population in 1995 from only people with disabilities to include people with other barriers to employment. The result was the creation of Job Connection career centers that offer a variety of services via Goodwill and partner organizations.

In 2007, Mr. Stiff launched Helms College, the first licensed, nationally accredited and federal financial aid eligible post-secondary school in the Goodwill network. Under his leadership, Goodwill’s operating revenue has increased from $1 million to more than $40 million. During the past five years, our local Goodwill placed 30,811 people into jobs and created more than $888.9 million in new payroll purchasing power.

Mr. Stiff received the P.J. Trevethan Award for outstanding contributions to the training and development of Goodwill Industries personnel, the Matthews Entrepreneurial Award from Goodwill Industries International, as well as The Distinguished Alumni Award from Grand Valley State University.

Prior to being recruited to Georgia, Mr. Stiff served at the Goodwill Industries of Greater Washington for seven years.  Mr. Stiff received his Bachelor of Philosophy in Human Services from Grand Valley State University and holds a Masters in Education and Religious Studies from Notre Dame Institute. He has served on many boards, including Goodwill Industries International Board, Goodwill Global Board, Downtown Macon Rotary Club (where he is Past President), the Macon-Bibb County Workforce Investment Board, the Georgia State Workforce Investment Board, Grand Valley State University Alumni Board, and the Knight Foundation Advisory Board.

Between Mr. Stiff and his wife Meredith Bishop Stiff, they have seven children: Sarah, Anna, Rebekah, Philip, Clare, Valerie Rose, and Mary Margaret.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. John C. David Headshot

Dr. John
C. David

Chair

President
& CEO

Daviron Healthcare

Nan Williams Goodwill Board of Directors Headshot

Nan
Williams

Vice Chair

Vice President
Senior Financial Analyst, Merrill Lynch

Matt Mills Headshot

Matt
Mills

Vice Chair

Senior Vice President
Southeastern Real Estate Group, Inc.

Stephen Denton Jr.

Stephen Denton Jr.

Treasurer

President
Encore Design & Construction

Don Bailey Headshot

Donald W. Bailey

Secretary

President/Co-Owner
Middle Georgia Graphic Resource

Paul Hart Goodwill Board of Directors Headshot

Paul
J. Hart

Ex-Officio

Trustee
The R.A. Bowen Trust

James William Bennett III

James William Bennett III

Owner
Peachtree Development & Investments, LLC

Meaghan Blight

President
Wesleyan College

Ricardo Bravo Goodwill Board of Directors Headshot

Ricardo
Bravo

Attorney
Ricardo Bravo, LLC

Verda Colvin Headshot

Verda M. Colvin

Justice
Supreme Court of Georgia

Jason Cuevas Goodwill Board of Directors Headshot

Jason
Cuevas

Vice President, Northeast Region
Georgia Power

Lily Jung Henson, MD

CEO
Piedmont Augusta Clinical Hub

Dr. Paul
Jones

President
Fort Valley State University

Laurence A. Schlesinger

Rabbi
Emeritus

Dr. Vishal Sharma

Physician
Piedmont Hospital

Raymond H. Smith, Jr.

President/Owner
SBG Wealth Management

James Stiff President of Goodwill MiGA & the CSRA Headshot

James
“Jim” Stiff

President/CEO
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

James Stiff President of Goodwill MiGA & the CSRA Headshot

James “Jim” Stiff

President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia

DeWayne Cuffie Chief Mission Integration Officer Headshot

DeWayne Cuffie

Chief Mission Integration Officer

Chief Financial Officer Chuck Smith Headshot

Chuck
Smith

Chief
Financial Officer

Leah Pontani Career Development Headshot

Leah
Pontani

Senior Vice President of Career Development

Debra Arnold

Vice President of People

Jennifer Tyner Vice President of Marketing and Development

Jennifer Tyner

Vice President of Marketing and Development

Kris Furtaw

Senior Vice President
of Education

Jack
Flowers

Vice President of Contract Services

Doug
Newsome

Vice President of Administration

Laurie
Tharpe

Vice President/Controller

Christine Butler

Vice President of
Retail Operations

Alan
Brown

Associate Vice President of Enrollment

Chris
Finley

Senior Director of Contract Services

April Mouton Beal

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Rosetta Boatwright

Director of
Hospitality – Macon

Patrick Carroll

Director of Career Education

Kristina
Dahl

Director of Hospitality and Culinary Education

Bill
Dindy

Director of
Education

Denisia
Franklin

Director of Human Resources – MiGA

Ellen H. Harper

Director of
Executive Affairs

Shannon Rockmore

Director of Salesforce Operations

Carlye Thompson

Director of Career Services

Christopher Thompson

Interim VP Hospitality Operations

Olivia
Winn

Director of Human Resources – CSRA

Wendy Thompson

Director of Foundation Relations

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