Chris Jackson is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont; he has held this position since June 2017. Chris joined Goodwill in November 2010 as Vice President of Strategic Planning & Organizational
Development. Under his leadership, a bold strategic plan was developed, resulting in a significant redesign of services, increased strategic partnerships with other health and human services agencies, improved development and engagement of team members, and the development of dynamic partnerships at the new Leon Levine Opportunity Center at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus in Charlotte, NC.
Chris is actively involved in the community, serving on the board of directors for both Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Foundation and Charlotte Works, and is chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Workforce Development Providers Council and the Goodwill Mid-Atlantic Regional Association. He is a member of the Greenlight Fund Selection Advisory Council, Charlotte Rotary, and the Charlotte Business Journal Leadership Trust.
Chris enjoys riding motorcycles, working on home projects, and attending jazz concerts. He and his wife Renee live in Charlotte and have three adult children and three grandchildren.