David Wells
Chief Executive Officer/ President
David’s career in human capital performance and business leadership spans over 40 years in both the for-profit and not-forprofit sectors. He has been a business owner and worked for small business startups as well as large corporations. David has been with Goodwill for 18 years, the bulk of that time with Goodwill Manasota in Sarasota, Florida. At this Goodwill, he held multi-function responsibilities in Human Resources, Learning and Development, Donated Goods Operations, Mission Services and Integration, Real Estate and Market Development, Risk Management, and Information Systems. He has led a Goodwill out of insolvency and has operated territories licensed from other Goodwill agencies. As CEO for Alabama Goodwill Industries based in Birmingham, David has overall responsibility for a 38- county territory. With the Alabama Goodwill Board of Directors and staff, he has developed the current strategic plan which outlines significant growth in both mission services and donated goods operations. David holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Human Resources Management, and an MBA from the University of Florida. He was a key architect in the growth of Goodwill Manasota from $7M to $55M in top line revenue at its peak. David has led the design and implementation of award-winning leadership development and learning programs. His previous experience includes progressive leadership roles with Fortune 500 corporations, and executive leadership roles on many nonprofit boards. David is a regular presenter at Goodwill conferences, covering topics including human capital performance, leadership, learning systems, critical data and its use for donated goods operations improvement, mission integration, and Goodwill association collaboration. He is a lifelong learner and has completed the Goodwill Industries International Executive Development Program.

Board of Directors

Tommy Hughley
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Marshall Rathmell
Vice- Chairperson
Kevin Manogue
Jessica Vance
  • 01. Paul Beasley
  • 02. Roger Cartwright
  • 03. Wes Cline
  • 04. Rayford Coleman
  • 05. Jake Datnoff
  • 06. Tom Walker
  • 07. Brandon Wright
  • 08. Jane Martin
  • 09. Lafacial Moore
  • 10. Trent Russell
  • 11. Ted Springer
  • 12. Perry Givens Jr.

Corporate Office Leaders

Don Casey
VP of Finance & IT
Acknowledged strengths in leadership, management/performance, and P&L responsibility for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Expertise is broad in scope and includes strategic financial and accounting management, treasury and cash management.
Herbert Miller
VP of Operations & Territory Development
Designs strategies aimed at growing regional revenue. Plans, direct, coordinate, and oversee operations activities in the organization, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the organization.
Amanda ford
VP of Organization Development
Specialization in strategic planning, organizational development and creating operational efficiencies. Expertise in learning & curriculum design & development, coaching, facilitation, regional HR administration, process improvement and project management.
Josh Lovejoy
Marketing Specialist
A creative self-starter that focuses and completes the objective(s) presented. Recognized skills in mentoring, mediating between employees, marketing, public relations, communications, and leading team projects. Specialization in web design and social media strategy.
Jak’Lyn Tarpley-Hall
Career Development Specialist
Develops job and internship opportunities through relationships with employers. Maintain contact pre- and post-job placement. Evaluates career or job readiness, administer tests and surveys . Provide job search training and career strategies.
Tomeka Robinson
Good Partner Coach
Career coaches assist their clients in identifying personal goals, developing leadership skills and planning career moves. Help clients hunt down new employment opportunities, providing feedback on resumes or cover letters and strategizing for a successful job interview
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