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Goodwill Announces Appointment of New Chief Information Officer

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, October 30, 2020

Rai will play an important role in helping to advance GII's strategic plan, which will heavily utilize expanded digital foundations, and tap into his expertise in implementing change management strategies, deploying digital centers of excellence, and using data insights for transformation.

Fremont, CA: Goodwill Industries International (GII), the largest workforce provider in North America, has declared the hiring of Dru Rai as the organization's new chief information officer (CIO). Rai, who has held leadership roles at several high-profile companies, including Fortune 500 companies, brings approximately 30 years of enterprise-wide digital innovation as well as IT leadership experience to Goodwill.

Rai will play an important role in helping to advance GII's strategic plan, which will heavily utilize expanded digital foundations, and tap into his expertise in implementing change management strategies, deploying digital centers of excellence, and using data insights for transformation. As CIO, Rai will be a significant partner to Goodwill community-based, nonprofit organizations and will be responsible for deploying business applications, improving the business intelligence strategy, and enhancing the technology infrastructure.

"Dru's extensive experience in digital innovation, ecommerce and information technology leadership will be pivotal to leading Goodwill through its 2021­–2023 strategic plan and implementing key technologies to support Goodwill organizations across our network," stated Steven C. Preston, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International (GII). "Dru brings a balance of sophistication, common sense and a focus on results during a critical time in our transformation. We are very thankful to be welcoming someone of his caliber to our organization."

"I look forward to working closely with Goodwill organizations across North America as they utilize technology and evolve digitally to better serve Goodwill customers, employees and program participants," stated Rai. "Goodwill has long championed the power of work to transform lives and communities. I truly believe we can leverage data and analytics to exponentially increase that power and build a vision for more common systems."

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