Tim Heis was the man of the hour on Thursday, September 12, at the Dallas Country Club. Goodwill Dallas’ new president/CEO was being congratulated on his new position by Goodwill Dallas Board Chair Don Berg, Board VP Larry Helm with his wife Kathy Helm, David Miller, Diane and John Scovell, Bob Williams, Laura Lodwick, Bob Ferguson, Jim Johnston, Rich Enthoven, Fred Ball, Lea Starr, Jody Jurica, Lynne and Roy Sheldon and Steve Toledo in the Founders’ Room at the Dallas Country Club.
After years of working in the high-end retailing world, the Harvard Business School MBA said, “I love retail and Goodwill leverages that business model for social enterprise. We can create jobs for individuals with disabilities and other disadvantaging conditions through our retail operations and then use the proceeds to fund more job development. It’s a virtuous cycle and something addresses a real need in our community. I had to be a part of it.”
And picking up the reins from retiring Rod Ginther, who led the organization for the past 40 years, Tim reported that in the future “Goodwill has been a part of Dallas for 95 years and Rod’s leadership has put the organization on solid ground. We have an engaged board of directors, a committed team and solid operations. But we have more work to do.
“As our community grows, so does its needs. My vision is to grow Goodwill’s presence so that we can serve more individuals who face barriers to employment across North Texas. We will do that through expanding both our donated goods operation and workforce development program.”
Tim will be front and center at Goodwill’s The Lunch on Tuesday, October 1, at Omni Dallas Hotel featuring Lyle Lovett.