Goodwill of North Georgia Names Keith Parker New CEO and President

9/5/2017


 

DECATUR, Ga. – Keith Parker has been appointed president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia. He will assume the office this fall.  Parker joins Goodwill from MARTA, where he has served as CEO and general manager since 2012.
 
“I am truly humbled by the board’s vote of confidence, and I am excited by the opportunities ahead,” said Parker. “Goodwill has been doing great work in this community for many years, and the foundation and the momentum – built by Ray Bishop and his team – afford us opportunities for even greater impact that most nonprofits can only dream of.”
 
Parker was selected after a comprehensive nationwide search. Marc Azar, chairman of Goodwill’s board of directors said, “Keith Parker was elected by unanimous vote of the board following a truly comprehensive executive search. His record of operational excellence, community engagement and visionary leadership in very demanding contexts gives us great confidence that Keith is an exciting choice as CEO.”
 
Janine Anthony Bowen, vice chairwoman of Goodwill’s board of directors, also stated, “Keith is a rare visionary who respects the power of operational excellence. His dedication to the customer experience, his willingness to leverage technology and his commitment to community, broadly construed, align beautifully with Goodwill’s values and aspirations. I’m excited!”
 
A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Parker received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is a member of the board of visitors. He received his MBA from the University of Richmond. His business career has progressed through increasingly important roles in Richmond, VA; Vancouver, WA; Charlotte, NC; San Antonio, TX; and most recently, Atlanta, GA. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Goodwill.  
 
Raymond Bishop, Goodwill of North Georgia’s current president and CEO, will retire in October after 27 years of service.   

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