Barbara Maida-Stolle joined Goodwill in 2006 as the Executive Vice President of Business Enterprises. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer, she leads the strategic and operational activities for the organization’s Operations and Business Enterprises divisions, which includes the retail, e-commerce, environmental enterprise, transportation and logistics, real estate, GoodWork Staffing, food services, facilities, finance, risk and technology departments. She and her 500+ team members are responsible for the largest portion of the revenue and employment opportunities for Goodwill.
Prior to joining Goodwill, Barbara had a successful retail career with the apparel division of Sara Lee, working up from store management to regional management and ultimately directing their merchandising efforts. She is also a successful entrepreneur, partnering with her late husband to develop Stolle Technology, Inc. In addition to her formal education at High Point College and the prestigious Executive MBA program at Wake Forest University, she is a graduate of the eighteen-month, highly-regarded and invitation-only Goodwill Industries International Executive Development Program. She is also a graduate of the community leadership program, Leadership Charlotte and the American Leadership Forum.
Barbara is currently active as a member of the Digital Inclusion Steering Committee, KIPP: Charlotte board, Women Executives and Advisory Member of the Arts & Science Council’s Marketing Committee.