BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota has promoted team member Rolf Halverson to the position of director of donated goods operations. In this role, he will oversee attended donation center operations, salvage, new goods, and purchasing for Goodwill Manasota.
Halverson began his Goodwill career in Portland, Ore. nearly 20 years ago. He worked first as a store manager and then, after 10 years, transitioned into a progressively expanding operations leadership position, a role he worked in for an additional five years.
In April of 2016, Halverson came to Sarasota on vacation and fell in love with the city. While visiting, he stopped by the Goodwill Manasota Corporate Campus for a tour and ended up meeting with the organization’s president and CEO, Bob Rosinsky. The tour turned into an impromptu interview and, shortly after, he was offered a job. As Halverson’s youngest child had just graduated from high school, he and his wife decided it was the perfect time to move to Florida for a change of pace. In his role as facilities services manager, he was responsible for overseeing the facilities management team and working closely with the property management department.
“Over the past year and a half, Rolf has clearly demonstrated his knowledge and capabilities,” said Donn Githens, vice president of operations for Goodwill Manasota. “His long history with Goodwill and experience in numerous operational leadership positions gives him unique insight and understanding of the donated goods side of our operations. We look forward to his continued contributions to our organization in his new role.”
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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 2017, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placed 555 people in jobs, assisted 360 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce, and provided 19,540 hours of on-the-clock training for its employees. 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 41 million pounds out of the landfill. 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.