Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Amy Wachob as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer and President. Wachob, who currently serves as Goodwill’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Bob Huber, the company’s current CEO, on November 1, 2016.
“After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of this organization,” said Lisa Lay, Chair of the Goodwill Board of Directors. “The Board of Directors has complete confidence in its choice of Mrs. Wachob as Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio’s next President and CEO. We are excited to partner with her in driving the success of Goodwill’s mission.”
The selection of Wachob caps a national search process facilitated by Lay, and a committee assembled from the Goodwill Board of Directors. A large initial prospect pool was narrowed by stages to a group who interviewed with the board’s succession committee, and then to a final round who met with board leadership.
“I am very humbled and honored to be chosen as the next President/CEO for Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio,” said Wachob. “Helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages find employment is at the heart of this organization. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such a dedicated team of committed professionals in expanding our mission services throughout our region.”
Bob Huber, who will exit the CEO post after 28 years at Goodwill, 16 of those as President, expressed confidence in the board’s choice. “I am very happy with the Board of Directors decision to name Amy Wachob as my successor,” said Huber. “Amy is a remarkable leader who has been responsible for a great portion of our success over the years. I will turn the reigns over to most capable hands. Amy will lead Goodwill with confidence and a wealth of experience, serving more individuals with barriers to employment in the future.”
Wachob holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo. She joined Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio in 1991, and has held various management positions within the organization ever since. Mrs. Wachob also graduated from Goodwill Industries International’s award winning Executive Development Program, which serves to educate and prepare students for executive leadership positions. A lifelong resident of the Toledo area, Wachob has spent her adult life and career dedicated to helping individuals throughout Northwest Ohio overcome barriers to employment and growing the community. She and her husband Brian, have two children.
Additional Information: Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with over 80 years of experience helping Northwest Ohio residents every year. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio served more than 1000 individuals in the community with over 9,000 hours of workplace training recorded. Revenues generated through Goodwill’s network of 15 retail stores helps support this vital mission of service.