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Goodwill not hunting for a new CEO

Successor to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida already in place to succeed retiring President and CEO Rick Evanchyk. John Nadeau promoted from vice president of operations.

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Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida will enter the new year under new leadership.

Rick Evanchyk will step down Dec. 31 after 15 years with the organization, the last four as president and CEO. His replacement, Vice President of Operations John Nadeau, is a veteran not only of Goodwill Industries, but also retail sales.

Evanchyk timed his departure, he says, because of the organization’s solid succession position.

“John brings a varied background with him to the leadership table,” Evanchyk saysin a statement. “He has Goodwill experience, for-profit retail experience, and has held positions at many different levels of management. I am thrilled to be able to pass on this opportunity to someone who will keep mission at the core of what we do and maintain the continuity and positive direction of what has been started.” 

Prior to his move to Southwest Florida, Nadeau spent eight years at Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region in Tacoma, Wash., the majority of that time as director of stores. He was responsible for the operation of 35 Goodwill retail stores and e-commerce operations with combined annual sales of more than $65 million. He also has experience in the grocery retail industry, including 23 years with Fred Meyer Inc. as president and owner of an upscale supermarket.

In fiscal year 2017, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida reported $36.1 million in total revenue and $32 million in expenses. Nadeau will officially take over in mid-January.


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