Goodwill Arkansas announced Thursday (Nov. 16) the promotion of Brian Marsh to president and CEO. Marsh has been the Little Rock-based Nonprofit’s chief operating officer, and had been interim president and CEO since this past summer following the departure of Brian Itzkowitz.
“Brian proved to everyone during his time as interim president that his focus is on people, specifically those impacted by Goodwill’s mission to change lives through education, training and employment,” Goodwill Arkansas board chairman Mitch Chandler said in a statement. “Though we conducted a sizable search for a new leader, the board concluded that Brian is the right choice. We know the organization’s mission and structure will continue to grow and flourish in his capable hands.”
Goodwill Arkansas donations fund education, training and employment services free of charge for unemployed and underemployed Arkansans as they upgrade their skills to enter the competitive workforce.
“It is an honor to serve this organization that gives deserving Arkansans a second chance,” Marsh said. “In my time with Goodwill Arkansas, I have seen the impact Goodwill’s unique programs and services have on individual lives of Arkansans as they work to overcome barriers to employment and ultimately find success in the workplace. As the first college graduate on both sides of my family, I understand the true value of education for all.”
Marsh holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University. He has been a member of the Goodwill team since 2013.