Next Goodwill CEO Named

Jun 22, 2011, 11:00 ET from Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

BALTIMORE, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Lisa Rusyniak, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. current Chief Operating Officer, has been named as the local non-profit's next President and CEO.


Ms. Rusyniak will assume the new position at year's end (December 2011) when current President and CEO, Marge Thomas, steps down.

Ms. Rusyniak began her career with Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. back in 1997 when she was hired as the agency's Director of Marketing and Disability Services. She quickly rose through the ranks and assumed her position as Chief Operating Officer in 2006.

As COO, Ms. Rusyniak oversees Goodwill's workforce development, human resources, and marketing and development divisions. She holds an undergraduate degree from Salisbury University and a Master's in Business Management from Wilmington University, and has participated in The Greater Baltimore Committee's Leadership Program and Goodwill Industries International's Executive Development Program.

When asked about assuming the responsibility of running a multi-million dollar organization, Ms. Rusyniak responded that she was eager to assume the challenges of her new position and thanked her mentor, Ms. Thomas, for helping her achieve such great success.

Ms. Rusyniak commented, "It is an honor to be entrusted with the continued success and prosperity of such a prestigious and valuable organization. I thank the board of directors for their faith in me and for giving me this tremendous opportunity, I know that were it not for Marge (Thomas) I would never have been given this chance."  


Ursula Villar

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SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.