NEW CEO IN SAVANNAH

Mohsen Badran Named President and CEO of Goodwill
Industries of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mohsen Badran has been named President and CEO of
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. Badran comes to the Savannah
area from Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey,
Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President. A reception to welcome him
to the community will be held Tuesday, February 15 at 5 p.m. at Goodwill
headquarters, 7220 Sallie Mood Drive. The public is invited to attend.

In his new position, Badran will be responsible for providing executive
management and direction, overseeing the organization’s growth, ensuring
the effective management of Goodwill’s many regional business activities, and
establishing the vision for the future of the organization.

“With the economic downturn and the high unemployment rate, Goodwill
Industries plays a valuable role to assist residents of our communities,
especially those with barriers to employment, to find work and retain
their jobs,” Badran says. “I believe in collaboration and partnerships with
area businesses to maximize our efforts in the employment arena. Our
entrepreneurial approach, coupled with the generous support of our community
residents, allows us to fulfill our mission.”


In his 22-year career with Goodwill Industries of Greater New York

and Northern New Jersey, Badran developed and implemented
comprehensive business plans to position the organization into
new lines of business; managed the organization’s strategic plan;
provided an ongoing analysis of market trends; orchestrated Goodwill’s
collaboration with well-known business leaders; established and
grew successful strategic alliances with numerous for-profit and not-
for-profit partners; and was responsible for the management and
performance of human capital.

Badran has recently served on the boards of directors of the Long
Island City Business Development Corporation, Global Liberty
Insurance Company of New York, the New York State Industries for
the Disabled and the Queens Economic Development Corporation. In
addition, he has served on the Queens Borough President’s Task Force
on Work Force Development, the Business and Industry Committee
of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the E-Waste Task Force at
Goodwill Industries International and the Business Advisory Council of
the Queens District Attorney.

Badran received an Executive Development Certificate from Goodwill
Industries International in Rockland, Maryland. In addition, he earned
a bachelor of arts degree in science and agricultural engineering and a
master’s degree in science from the University of Alexandria in Egypt.

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the
mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to
employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-
profit organization currently employs more than 500 employs locally
and provides services for more than 770 people. Goodwill Industries of
the Coastal Empire serves 29 counties in Georgia and South Carolina
and operates 12 retail locations in the region. In addition to the thrift
shops, Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an
online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill
Industries of the Coastal Empire, please call 912-354-6611, email
info@goodwillsavannahga.org or visit http://www.goodwillsavannahga.org.

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