Goodwill Industries of Northern New England Announces Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as CEO

Written by on September 6th, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England Announces Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as CEO

Northern New England – Goodwill Industries of Northern New England announces Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will provide strategic guidance for Goodwill’s programs and retail stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Most recently, Ms. Roosevelt served as Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship for the Boeing Company in Chicago. During her ten years with Boeing, Ms. Roosevelt and her team influenced their approach to corporate citizenship through their philanthropy and community investment. Prior to her time with Boeing, she served as the Executive Director of the Brain Research Foundation at the University of Chicago. Ms. Roosevelt also previously provided leadership for several arts and cultural organizations, including the Kentucky Museum (Bowling Green), the Center for Scandinavian Studies (Chicago) and Museums in the Park (Chicago).

Goodwill Board President, Judy Stone, noted that she looks forward to working with Ms. Roosevelt to expand work and training opportunities for people in northern New England. “Anne brings years of experience and dedication to public service. She is passionate and committed to her work and I look forward to the vision and guidance she will provide the organization.”

In 2008, Ms. Roosevelt received a Leadership in Diversity Award from Access Living, Advocates for the Disabled. In 2010, she received the Public Humanitarian Award from the Illinois Humanities Council. She currently serves as Chair of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and has most recently served as a board member at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and was a Member of the Corporate Advisory Council for the American Red Cross, among others.

Ms. Roosevelt holds a Master’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s from Stanford.

Ken Christian Senior Director, Communications
Goodwill Administrative Office
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About Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has a 10-year goal of being instrumental in moving 10,000 households out of poverty in our territory of Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont.

We not only create training opportunities and jobs within Goodwill, our Workforce Services helps local businesses build their own workforce. As an employer of nearly 2,000 people and a social service provider, we have a unique perspective that can help other employers find and keep reliable employees.

Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services in Portland, Maine and Lewiston, Maine offers comprehensive brain injury services and treatment options for people with acquired brain injuries. At Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services, comprehensive, community-based therapies are provided to assist individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical needs – so lives can get back on track after a brain injury.

Recycled Cycles, a Goodwill NNE service in New Hampshire, is a partnership with the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition to create job training opportunities repairing and maintaining bicycles. Program participants also benefit through individualized training and mentoring. Recycled Cycles is focused on increasing community awareness about the health, environmental and cost benefits to transportational cycling.

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England operates 23 residential homes across Maine for people with diverse challenges – acquired brain injury, intellectual disability or other barrier to independence that requires continuous support from Goodwill staff.

Our services are funded by revenue from retail and recycling operations, grants, fees, and philanthropic gifts.  Please visit www.goodwillnne.org for more information.

Updated 7 months ago by Kimberly Curry