ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Goodwill Industries International board of directors has elected Larry Ishol, a partner at Deloitte LLP, as the chairman of its board. Ishol took office during the annual Goodwill meeting of executives and board leaders held recently in Austin, TX, and will serve a one-year term.
Ishol has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of risk management, finance, accounting and auditing.
Ishol previously served as the chair of Goodwill's Audit Committee, chair of its Strategic Issues and Planning Committee and vice chair of the board. In 2014, he led the GII board's engagement in aspirational visioning for 2024 in preparation for strategic planning in 2015. He has been on the board for four years.
A highly engaged community leader, Ishol has held multiple board positions for civic and charitable organizations, and currently serves on the board of the Children's Hospital Foundation in Washington, D.C. In addition to board participation, he has served on numerous committees, participated in volunteer organizations, and has a long history of supporting of nonprofit boards and related activities.
Ishol earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota in 1979. Ishol is married to his wife, Cindy, of 29 years, and currently resides in Potomac, MD with their daughter, Emma.
"Ishol has contributed his skills and knowledge to advancing Goodwill's strategic plan," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. "He is passionate about our mission, and his outstanding management abilities will be invaluable to Goodwill in the year ahead."
About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with a presence in 14 other countries. Goodwill is one of America's top 25 most inspiring companies (Forbes). Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,000 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2013, more than 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 83 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services.
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