Join us in Congratulating Edward Durkee and Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties

We are pleased to announce that Edward Durkee has been selected to serve as the Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties new Chief Executive Officer. Edward comes to his new position with extensive expertise in workforce development and economic empowerment in varied organizations and locations, including three other Goodwill organizations. 


For the past two years Mr. Durkee has been the Director of Strategic Development for Goodwill of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada where he has served in key leadership roles including development of financial initiatives, workforce development, and retail. He began his career with Goodwill in Indianapolis working on welfare reform and eventually running the One Stop employment and training system in central Indiana. In 2005 he was recruited to the Eugene, Oregon Goodwill as the executive in charge of human resources, workforce development, and asset protection. In 2008 he entered the Goodwill Executive Development Program and began consulting with Goodwill's throughout the country on mission integration, asset protection, and CARF accreditation. 


We appreciate all of your suggestions and consideration throughout the course of this search. We value your time and effort and recognize your trust and expertise is critical to our continued success. Thank you again! To view other current searches at Olive Grove, please visit our website.  

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About Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties

Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties was established in 1928 in the City of Santa Cruz. Goodwill provides education and employment services to people with barriers to employment. Services are funded through the collection and sale of clothing and household items. Today the organization operates 16 stores, 25 attended Donation Centers, 5 donation processing centers and 5 job training facilities. It employs more than 430 people including employment training professionals, sales personnel, donation center attendants, warehouse and distribution workers and administrators. For more information please visit

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