SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley will serve chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus. Drayton Saunders is serving as secretary/treasurer.
Goodwill’s 2017-18 directors are Steve Boone, Debbie Douglas, Rae Dowling, Rod Hollingsworth, Sandy Kirkpatrick, Lisl Liang, Alan Maio, Alex Floethe, Brad West and Richard Wharton. Lifetime member is Stu Gregory.
“We can only succeed in our mission of changing lives through the power of work if we are all working together toward the same goals. A key element in our success is the leadership that we have in place at Goodwill Manasota and we are very excited to have Peter Crowley at the helm,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO. “Our board’s dedication to removing barriers to employment for people who want to improve their work skills and gain financial independence is clear; we look forward to their service to Goodwill and our community.”
Crowley has served on the Goodwill Manasota board of directors since 2004 and served as chair in 2010. “Goodwill Manasota does amazing work in our community and is uniquely positioned to help streamline the delivery of information and services to make sure those who need the help have access,” said Peter Crowley, president, RE/MAX Alliance Group. “I am honored to provide support to this industry-leading nonprofit.”
Newest board member Alex Floethe is the managing partner at S’macks Burgers & Shakes. He is an enthusiastic Goodwill Ambassador who is committed to understanding and serving the community. This past summer, he graduated from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation Leadership Institute. He has also been a supporter of the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre and Buddy Up Tennis.
For more on Goodwill, go to experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721.
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 2016, Goodwill Manasota served 28,207 people, placed 755 people in jobs and assisted 240 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 40 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.