Goodwill® President & CEO, Chris Jackson, Named as One of Charlotte’s 2022 “Most Admired CEOs” by Charlotte Business Journal

Chris Jackson, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is one of Charlotte Business Journal’s 2022 Most Admired CEOs. The award recognizes established local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and made significant contributions to the Charlotte community.

Since Chris became President & CEO in 2017, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont has served more than 30,000 people in the Charlotte community; closed its retail stores for the first time to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; participated in a racial equity challenge with United Way; made creating space and time for authentic conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging an organizational priority; established an internal DEIB advocacy group; and unveiled a renewed mission, vision and value statement for the organization.

Additionally, Chris led the charge to increase wages for frontline team members and enhance benefits offerings for all team members, which resulted in an investment of approximately $4 million in team member benefits in 2022.

During his tenure, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont was also one of the first two nonprofit organizations in Charlotte, NC to be awarded a generous unrestricted grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

Chris has served as President and CEO of Goodwill since June 2017. He joined the nonprofit in November 2010 as Vice President of the Strategic Planning and Organizational Development division with responsibilities for the design, management and support of annual and strategic planning processes, and performance measurement systems. In April 2013, Jackson was promoted to Executive Vice President of Workforce Services & Organizational Development with expanded responsibilities to oversee the organization’s employment and career development services, annual and strategic planning process, performance management systems and human resource functions.

Chris and other honorees will be featured in a special report in the June 17 issue of the Charlotte Business Journal and honored during an awards dinner the same month. To find our more about the award, click here.

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