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Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington Announces New President and CEO Libby Johnson McKee

POSTED February 21, 2024 IN: Press Releases

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SEATTLE — Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington announced today that its board of directors has selected Libby Johnson McKee as the next president and CEO, ushering in a new chapter in leadership for the workforce development provider and mission-driven thrift retailer. Johnson McKee will officially start the new role on March 13 and will succeed current President and CEO Daryl Campbell, who will retire on March 22 after 10 years with the organization.

Johnson McKee is a Seattle native and longtime Evergreen Goodwill board member. She has deep experience in building circular economy strategies and technology operations.

“Libby’s passion for Evergreen Goodwill’s mission and her experience in technology and sustainability make her a great fit to lead an organization that is constantly innovating to meet the needs of the community,” said Tim Myers, chair of Evergreen Goodwill’s board of directors. “As we thank Daryl Campbell for a decade of leadership, we are also excited to usher in a new and promising chapter in a long history of transforming lives in this region.”

As the next president and CEO of the 100-year-old regional nonprofit, Johnson McKee will work closely with a diverse executive team to lead more than 2,000 employees toward advancing Goodwill’s mission: providing free job training and placement, funded primarily through the sale of donated items in 25 retail stores across five counties in northwest Washington.

“Throughout my career, I have looked for ways to combine business with social impact, and Evergreen Goodwill does that every day,” Johnson McKee said. “This is a natural extension of my career so far, and I am honored to be joining this passionate group of people and this high-impact organization based in my own community.”

Johnson McKee brings decades of experience in transformative leadership to the organization. Her expertise spans strategic vision, groundbreaking customer experiences and operational efficiency. Notably, as director of Amazon’s Worldwide Returns, ReCommerce and Sustainability program, she spearheaded initiatives to increase reuse and to reduce carbon emissions and product waste while driving top-line revenue. She holds a master’s degree in sustainable business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Seattle and a bachelor’s in international studies and economics from the University of Washington. A native of Seattle, she is passionate about community, continuous learning and being outside with her family and her canine companion, Junebug.

 

About Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington

Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington is a nonprofit organization founded in 1923 that provides high-quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals experiencing significant barriers to economic opportunity. The organization currently operates five job training centers, 25 nonprofit retail stores and more than 30 donation sites in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Kitsap Counties. Over the last year, Evergreen Goodwill served 8,195 students, provided $2.7 million in support services and helped over 600 people find employment across a variety of industries. Every day, Evergreen Goodwill connects people with the jobs, services and skills they need — because Jobs Change Lives. For more information, visit https://evergreengoodwill.org/about-us.

 

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