Helen Dow

Helen Dow

Vice President , Finance

As vice president of finance for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia, Dow provides strategic direction and financial analysis to guide management decisions. She oversees Goodwill’s $70,000,000 operating budget and all functions of finance including accounting, budgeting, purchasing and payroll. A Certified Public Accountant, Dow joined Goodwill in 2010, serving as controller for seven years before being named vice president in 2017.

Prior to joining Goodwill, Dow worked in public accounting and at Circuit City’s headquarters in Richmond.

A Florida native, Dow earned a degree in Business Administration with Accounting from Mary Baldwin College. She also attended Virginia Commonwealth University for an IT certification.

Dow proudly volunteers with the Richmond startup community and serves as an advisor to the Meadowbrook High School’s entrepreneurial program. She also serves on the Board of Directors and chairs Finance Committee of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia. Helen lives in Ashland with her husband, Frank, and family.