SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio is pleased to announce the election of Kevin J. Bergner as the non-profit’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Bergner has been serving as interim CEO since March 7, 2016.
Prior to joining Goodwill, Bergner, a former Major General in the United States Army, served as chief administrative officer and then president of USAA’s property and casualty insurance business.
Janelle Sykes, chair of the Goodwill San Antonio Board of Directors, commented, “Following a nearly three month interim assignment, our board has been impressed by the exceptional leadership Kevin has provided to Goodwill. His strong passion for our mission combined with his skilled business acumen clearly identified him as the most qualified individual to successfully lead Goodwill into the future. The entire organization has reacted positively to Kevin and we are thrilled that he will be staying on in a permanent role.”
Sykes added, “Goodwill San Antonio is a dynamic organization serving tens of thousands of individuals annually. Kevin’s proven experience in strategic planning and transformational management will position Goodwill for future expansion with the development of innovative education and workforce development programs.”
“I am honored and humbled by the Board of Directors' trust and the privilege to lead the Goodwill San Antonio team,” Bergner stated. “Over the past three months, the employees of Goodwill have deeply inspired me with their commitment to change lives through the power of work. They are a great testimony to our mission. I look forward to further enabling them and developing the relationships in our community to do more for those we serve.”
Bergner graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, and was commissioned in the United States Army as a Field Artillery officer. He later earned a master's degree in Public Administration from City University of New York. He served twice in Germany, as well as three deployments in Iraq. In 2006-2007, he served as a Special Assistant to the President of the United States and senior director on the National Security Council. Later, he served as the Army’s Chief of Public Affairs.
Responsible for leading the agency in all areas to include the development of the organization’s vision and strategic plans, Sykes said Bergner’s appointment is a win for both Goodwill and the greater community. Sykes added, “Kevin joins Goodwill with an extensive background in creating meaningful relationships within the community. His appointment will benefit the individuals we serve, and employers in need of a skilled workforce.”
About Goodwill Industries
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding education, training and services to prepare people to find better jobs and build careers in diverse companies throughout the communities we serve. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment, job placement and related individualized services to nearly 25,000 individuals annually in South Central Texas. In addition to operating 20 retail stores, 34 donation stations and 13 Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, Kerrville, Laredo, New Braunfels, Seguin and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates three Good Careers Academies and manages 18 contracts for the U.S. government for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance. www.goodwillsa.org