February 2, 2018
Goodwill of Southern Nevada Hires Donated Goods Retail Expert John Stoddard as COO.
Goodwill of Southern Nevada is proud to announce the hiring of John Stoddard as its new Chief Operating Officer. John brings 20 years of experience to Goodwill of Southern Nevada, having worked as Vice President of Retail Operations at Goodwill of Southern New England in New Haven, Connecticut, and as Vice President of Retail Operations at Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona.
Goodwill’s charitable mission to provide free job training and placement services for unemployed locals. As COO, John will oversee all facets of Goodwill’s donated goods and retail business, the primary funding source for the mission. “John Stoddard brings a wealth of experience and best practices to our Goodwill and we expect him to lead positive change and innovation. John has a heart for Goodwill’s mission and by optimizing our donated goods/retail operation, he will help grow our mission,” John Helderman, Interim CEO said. “John Stoddard was part of the team in Arizona that helped transform that organization,” he continued. “They were ranked 154 out of 158 Goodwill territories for revenue at one time, and when John Stoddard left they were ranked 3rd.” “We are fortunate to find someone with John’s experience, passion for our mission, and desire to help us grow so we can serve more people in our community.”
John Stoddard most recently held the position of Vice President of Retail Operations with Goodwill of Southern New England in New Haven, Connecticut. At Goodwill of Southern New England, John was responsible for the retail division, operations, and real-estate. John helped Goodwill of Southern New England achieve their business goals for the first time in over a year by implementing a strategic retail sales plan, driving operational efficiencies, and identifying opportunities to grow through expansion.
At Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, where he spent 19-years, Stoddard led the organization’s retail (70 plus locations), donated goods, distribution, and other functions. As a collaborative partner, Stoddard helped Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona’s Workforce Development team place over 40,000 Arizona residents into local jobs. He helped expand knowledge and preference for the Goodwill brand and developed many innovative technologies and processes that are considered standards today.
About Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Founded in 1975, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, accepts the community’s gifts in the form of donated goods and sells those items to provide free job training and placement services for unemployed locals. We do it because we believe jobs are a true systemic solution to fighting poverty in our community.
How the Public Can Help
There are many ways the public can help support Goodwill. Donations are welcome at any Goodwill location. Shopping Goodwill Thrift Stores provides revenue to support our mission and financial contributions directly benefit Goodwill’s mission to fight poverty with jobs.
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