Desmond Carter

Chief Operating Officer

Desmond P. Carter joined Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia in February 2020, serving as Director of Retail Operations before being promoted to Vice President of Donated Goods Retail and most recently Chief Operating Officer. Desmond is responsible for all retail store, outlet and eCommerce operations across central and coastal Virginia.  

Prior to joining Goodwill, Desmond gained a wealth of experience in various segments of retail, most recently with leadership and management roles with Wal-Mart and Lowe’s Corporation. Desmond served for 10 years in leadership roles with Walmart in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Nevada, and for 10 years as general manager of multiple Richmond based Lowes locations.

Desmond and his wife, Joy, have five daughters and three sons. In his free time, Desmond trains Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts at the MMA Institute in Richmond, Virginia. Desmond enjoys fishing, landscaping and service to his church Cornerstone Baptist Church in North Chesterfield, Virginia.