Nonprofit engages community leaders and business owners dedicated to Goodwill’s mission and impact
SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce its 2016 board of directors. Rob Morris continues his tenure as chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Steve Boone holding the honorary title of chair emeritus. Peter Crowley is chair-elect and Drayton Saunders serves as secretary/treasurer.
New to Goodwill’s board this year are Rae Dowling, Rod Hollingsworth and Lisl Liang; they join directors Debbie Douglas, Sandy Kirkpatrick, Alan Maio, Brad West and Richard Wharton. After 31 years of service, David Bassett rotated off the board in March. Art McClellan will vacate the seat he has held for nine years in mid-June. Lifetime member is Stu Gregory.
“A key factor in Goodwill Manasota’s success is the leadership that we have in place, with all working together to help us achieve our mission of changing lives through the power of work,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO. “Our board’s commitment to removing barriers to employment for people who want to heighten their employability skills and gain financial independence is clear, and we appreciate their service to Goodwill and our community.”
“Since my appointment as chairman of the board of directors last year, I have focused on continuing to support Goodwill Manasota as it reaches new heights, surpassing goals for education and employment,” said Rob Morris, president & CEO of Ramar Group Companies and owner of Certified Fleet Services. “I welcome our new directors to the board and look forward to our collaborative efforts to truly change lives.”
PHOTO ID: Goodwill Manasota chairman of the board Rob Morris (left) and president and CEO Bob Rosinsky
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2015, Goodwill Manasota served 22,739 people, placed 961 people in jobs and assisted 358 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 41 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.