GOODWILL HIRES NEW VP OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Fort Worth, Texas (June 5, 2015) — Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. announced today that Romney Guy will server as a new vice president of workforce development.

In this position, Guy will develop, implement, administer and direct all activities related to Workforce Development practices, outreach initiatives and programs, such as employment services, vocational evaluation, the North Texas Institute and grant administration. Guy will also oversee the development and administration of rehabilitative services, training and employment placement services that enable disabled and/or disadvantaged clients to achieve their maximum independence.

“We are thrilled to welcome Romney to the Goodwill Fort Worth team,” said David Cox, President and CEO of Goodwill Fort Worth. “Her passion for helping others shines through in everything she contributes to the team.”

Guy worked for Goodwill of North Louisiana, based in Shreveport, Louisiana, for more than 15 years where she served most recently as chief operating officer. While there, she graduated from the Goodwill Industries International executive development program. Guy holds a bachelor of arts in counseling education and a masters of science in clinical sociology, both from the University of North Texas.

In her position at Goodwill of North Louisiana, Guy assisted in increasing the workforce from one to five locations, established the Goodwill of North Louisiana “Supported Education” program, which now has the highest job placement rate for people with disabilities in the state of Louisiana that, and expanded the Goodwill of North Louisiana “Community Goodwill” partnership base from 23 to 357 partners.

Guy has also been recognized with multiple awards, including the CDC Metro Leadership Award, the Community Foundation Return on Investment award and the Annie E. Casey National Award. She has served on the Chairmen of Mayors Women’s Commission for more than two years, has served as chairman on the Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disaster board and was selected from 157 workforce vice president’s nationwide to be a member on the “Thinking to Action Committee” in Washington D.C.

About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.

Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Goodwill is ranked 11th on the Forbes 20 Most Inspiring American Companies list, the only non-profit to be included. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth helped place more than 40,000 people in jobs.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.’s, 20 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also provides Tarrant and the surrounding counties with job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.