Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Promotes Marc Thompson to Director, Appoints Karmen Rubin

10/10/17

Marc Thompson

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. announced today the promotion of Marc Thompson to director of compliance and job resource centers and the new hire of Karmen Rubin as director of employment programs.

As director of compliance and job resource centers, Thompson will be responsible for ensuring the nonprofit is compliant with all local, state and federal grants as well as internal policy and procedure for workforce development programs. Prior to his promotion, Thompson served as the Job Resource Center manager, and has served in supervisory positions at FedEx and Walgreens. Thompson graduated from Baylor University in 2005 with a bachelor of arts in political science and government.He is a member of North Texas Lead and Steer Fort Worth andhas served as a mentor at Dallas Life Shelter.

As director of employment programs, Rubin will plan, direct and coordinate client outreach and relationship management activities related to providing services to clients within the GoodwillWorks program including referral for internally and externally provided assistance to homeless clients and their families. Prior to joining Goodwill Fort Worth, Rubin served as a global business developer for Walter P. Moore and Associates, and was a member of the workforce development team at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. for more than five years. She received a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport in 2015 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies Management and Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2010. Active in the community, she served as communications director for the Society of Professional Marketing Services (SMPS), was a 40 Under 40 Award Nominee by the Shreveport-Bossier Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and is a general member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

“Marc and Karmen will provide excellent leadership to our workforce development team, which brings the Goodwill mission to life each day through our job training and placement programs for people with disabilities and barriers to employment such as homelessness, lack of education or work experience and disabilities ,” said Romney Guy, vice president of workforce development and mission services for Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. “With their oversight, Goodwill’s workforce development teams will serve more than 10,000 individuals this year.”

About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.

Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission - job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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