Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. President & CEO joins Goodwill Industries International Board

Lisa Rusyniak to help oversee and grow Goodwill brand nationally.

Jul 16, 2014, 15:02 ET from Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

BALTIMORE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Goodwill Industries International (GII) Board of Directors has elected Lisa Rusyniak, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake as one of its new members. She was elected into the board during the annual Goodwill meeting of executives in early July.

Ms. Rusyniak was elected to serve a 2 year term, followed by an additional 3 year term. The Board has 33 directors who provide strategic oversight and good governance of GII.

"It's exciting to be a part of Goodwill Industries International's Board of Directors," said Lisa Rusyniak. "As a group, we will ensure that we achieve Goodwill's mission of helping individuals with barriers to employment prepare, train and, ultimately, find jobs."

Ms. Rusyniak has been President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. since 2012.  Prior to her promotion to CEO she served as the Chief Operating Officer and has been with the organization for 16 years. She currently serves on the Maryland Association of Non-Profits Organization Board of Directors; The Governor's Workforce Investment Board of Directors and the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board's Board of Directors, and is a board member of Business Volunteers Maryland.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. provides job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities.  Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 39,500 people, and places approximately 2,500 individuals into jobs. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods helps fund these programs. For more information on Goodwill, please visit

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 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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