(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is pleased to announce the new members and chairman of its board of directors. Thomas Z. Jones, Ph.D., president emeritus of Armstrong Atlantic State University, has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The newly elected board members are:
• Louise D. Daniel, Partner, Daniel and Duncan, LLC
• Thomas B. Sayers, Attorney at Law, Bart, Meyer & Company LLP
• Stuart Clifford, Corporate Controller at CitiTrends
• Elizabeth T. Sorrells, Managing Partner, Atlanta Capital Group
• Larry A. Waters, Owner, L.A. Waters Furniture
Kevin Iocovozzi, President of DS Aviation Services, Inc., joined the board last year. The new board members were elected April 24, 2012. Returning board members are Ivy D. Council, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of CitiTrends, Inc.; Walter C. Lehneis; Jenny L. Gentry,Market President, Wells Fargo Bank; Mohsen T. Badran, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.; Russell W. Boekenheide; Jim Carswell, President, Spy Hop Productions; Helen Downing; Kathryn Martin, Ph.D., MPA, Assistant Dean, Georgia Health Sciences University; Charlie Von Ohsen; Malik R. Watkins, Ph.D., Public Service Associate, University of Georgia; and ex-officio, Margaret J. Williams.
“Goodwill is a true asset for our region,” said Thomas Z. Jones, Ph.D., the new chairman of the board. “I have been so impressed with Goodwill’s community partnerships and its commitment to providing employment opportunities to our citizens with special needs!”
Mohsen T. Badran, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc., agrees that the nonprofit plays a crucial role. "Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire helps the community as a whole when it helps individuals,” Badran said. “Helping people develop
the skills they need to get a job and live independently makes our community stronger. We create a better community through the power of work.” Badran added “our strong board of directors will play a critical role in our strategic plan to grow the organization and serve more people who need our service”
> About Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization employs nearly 600 people, provided services to 18,916 people and placed 644 people in jobs in our community in 2011. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South
> Carolina and operates 13 retail locations in the region. Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org .