June 13, 2017 (Richmond, Va.) – Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia appointed E.V. Clarke to its board of directors and Ron Carey to its advisory board.
Clarke is the Principal of EV3 Solutions LLC., a business advisory firm based in Richmond. Clarke’s career spans more than 30 years and includes serving as president for Phillips Pet Supply; chief marketing officer and chief operating officer of Henry Schein Medical and executive vice president of Owens and Minor, both of which are Fortune 300 companies. He earned his B.A. from Kent State University and has served on the board for FeedMore, the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, and the Virginia Lung Association.
“E.V. has shown a keen interest in workforce development and shares our vision of working directly with employers in order to create more mission impact,” said Charles Layman, president and CEO of Goodwill. “His experience as a business leader for large employers brings valuable perspective to the Boardroom.”
Carey is president of Studio Squared, a digital content solutions agency based in Richmond. Prior to Studio Squared, Carey served as senior vice president and as director of human resources for The Martin Agency. He has held leadership positions with the Richmond Times Dispatch, Starburst and Skittles, and M&M/Mars. Carey earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a mini MBA from the University of Richmond. He has served on the boards of the Virginia Athletics Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Richmond and ChildSavers.
“Ron is a proven innovator who understands how to manage change,” said Layman. “We welcome him at a time when Goodwill is undergoing significant changes to achieve greater impact on those we serve.”
About Goodwill: As part of the nation’s largest non-profit community workforce organization, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia serves more than 17,000 individuals annually throughout 39 cities and counties. Established in Richmond in 1923 and in Hampton Roads in 1925, Goodwill is guided by the belief that work is the foundation for empowered individuals, stable families, and prosperous communities. Goodwill sells donated goods through 31 retail stores, two outlets and two electronic stores and reinvests the revenue in programs that prepare and support individuals who face challenges to employment. Auctions, contract services and philanthropic gifts also help to support its mission. To learn more about shopping, donating, receiving employment services or employing individuals with challenges through Goodwill, visit www.goodwillvirginia.org.
Contacts: Andrea Butler, 804-745-6300; Andrea.Butler@GoodwillVirginia.org