Goodwill Fort Worth Announces Promotion, New Hire

Liz Shay

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 13, 2017) – Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Shay Dial Johnson to vice president of community engagement, and the new hire of Liz Confiliano as director of public relations.

As vice president of community engagement, Johnson will be responsible for leading marketing, public affairs, media and community engagement and special fundraising activities for the nonprofit. She has been an integral part of the Goodwill team since 2006 serving as regional retail director, and most recently as director of marketing and administration. Johnson graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2005 with a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) where she focused on theatre management and organization. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, Fort Worth Assembly and is a 2014 Leadership Fort Worth LeadingEdge graduate.

“Shay is a proven leader for Goodwill,” said David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. “Her ability to build both internal and external partnerships and marketing expertise make her the perfect candidate to oversee the promotion of Goodwill’s mission.”

As director of public relations, Confiliano will manage the media engagement efforts for the nonprofit. Over her career Confiliano has worked in various public relations, advertising and marketing capacities for local advertising agencies, including J.O., where she managed the Goodwill Fort Worth account. She most recently served as community outreach coordinator for Moncrief Cancer Institute. Confiliano received a Master of Business Administration with marketing concentration from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 2012 and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both public relations and broadcast management in 2004. Active in the community, she serves as immediate past president of the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

“We are glad to have Liz on our internal team,” said Cox. “Her proven results in public relations and media engagement, as well as her passion for the Goodwill mission make her an excellent addition.”

About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.

Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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