Jim Gibbons

President and CEO
Goodwill Industries International

Jim Gibbons is the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International, an internationally-recognized leading social enterprise of independent, community-based agencies in the United States and Canada as well as a presence in 14 other countries. Before coming to Goodwill in 2008, Gibbons served as the president and CEO of National Industries for the Blind (NIB), a nonprofit organization that works to enhance economic opportunities and professional development for people who are blind. Prior to NIB, Gibbons was the president and CEO of Campus Wide Access Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T, where he held various leadership positions in operations, product management, and mergers and acquisition. Jim is a member of the National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board and serves on the board of SourceAmerica. He is also a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and chairs the executive committee for Leadership 18. He has served on the Harvard Business School Alumni Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Gibbons has received several awards and recognitions for his work, including the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from Purdue University, the 2010 National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged and the 2010 SmartCEO EcoCEO award for organizational commitment to the environment. Gibbons was recently appointed by President Obama as a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions. Gibbons earned his B.S. in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was the first blind person to graduate with a Harvard MBA.