Gary Cotta

Title: 

President and CEO, Goodwill Industries 


Education: 

    M.A. Human Resources Management; University of Redlands, Redlands, CA


B.S. Social Services; California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Graduate of the Goodwill Industries International Executive Development Program

Certificate in Nonprofit Management – Duke University



  • Career Experience:

July 2009 to Present: President and CEO; Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia

September 2001 to June 2009: Director, Workforce Development and Contracts; Goodwill Industries of South Central California, Bakersfield, CA

1999 to August 2001: Vice President, Human Resources; Goodwill Industries of the Inland Counties, San Bernardino, CA

1995 to 1999: Operations Director, Family Service Association of Western Riverside County.

1988 to 1995: Employment Training Specialist/Administrative Services Officer; Riverside County EDA/PIC Job Training, Riverside, CA


Professional affiliations:

Member – SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management)

Member of Rotary, 2002 to Present

  President of Bakersfield North Rotary (California) 2007/2008

 

  Currently a member of the Riverview Rotary Club in Danville, VA


Board - Virginia Goodwill Network, 2009 to Present

Board - Mid Atlantic Goodwill Industries Consortium, 2009 to Present

Board - The Hughes Memorial Home Foundation, 2014 to Present 

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Employment Service Organization Steering Committee, 2011 to Present 


History: 

Gary has been working with Goodwill since July 2009.


Gary's Passion at Goodwill:

"Helping both employees and persons served to improve the quality of their lives by achieving their employment dreams." 









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