Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is pleased to welcome Lori Forte Harnick as President & Chief Executive.  Lori comes to Goodwill from the Microsoft Corporation where she served as Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Philanthropies, a $1 billion+ annual giving program dedicated to increasing digital inclusion and empowerment.   Her prior work at Microsoft included her position as General Manager of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she led the company’s corporate citizenship team and initiatives.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Lori led brand marketing and public affairs programs on a national and global scale across a number of industries, including automotive, health care, professional services and information technology.  In these capacities, she served as a Managing Director of Burson-Marsteller, a National Marketing Director of Deloitte & Touche, and the Global Public Affairs Director of the Business Software Alliance.

Lori holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of Connecticut and a master of business administration from George Washington University.  She has served in a number of nonprofit capacities, including the Board of Directors of City Year Seattle/King County, the Advisory Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center, and the Executive Forum of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.  She is also a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation.

As a creator of teams and initiatives that deliver transformational results, Lori is a perfect fit for Goodwill as we work to improve, evolve and expand our community job training and placement programs to become more demand driven and provide greater opportunity for those we serve.

Board of Directors

C.W. Herchold

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect
Christopher Algeo

Suzy Esposito

Judy Swain

At Large
Greg Biersack
Bill Dickens
Shahrokh Saudagaran
Colette Taylor

Jamey Balousek
Donna Albers
Robert Bruback
Anthony Chen, MD
Rory Connally
Charelle Foege
Demetrius Forte
Josh Garcia
Shannon Govia
Drew Henrickson
Terry Jones
Carlyn Roy
John Tuohy

Foundation Board Officers

Greg Biersack

Barbara Mitchell Briner

Past Chair
Jim Loomis

Chuck Hellar

Jason Hall

Steve Barger
Susan Brinkman
Doug Burton
Bill Dickens
Buzz Folsom
Beth Hartley
Bev Losey
Eileen Sullivan
Jim Walton

Goodwill Management Team

Lori Forte Harnick, President & CEO
Jef Veilleux, CFO
Dan Fey, Sr. Vice President of Workforce Development
Mike Thomas, Sr. Vice President of Retail Sales
Chris Politakis, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Christa Brothers, Chief Development Officer, Goodwill Heritage Foundation
Cheryl Bidleman, Director of Human Resources


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