Message from the community: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago announces new Chef de Mission


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Today, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, Inc., announced the appointment of Clayton Pryor as Chef de Mission. As a member of the leadership team, Pryor will build on Goodwill’s strategic vision and provide operational leadership that paves the way for the sustained impact of the organization’s mission and its long-term growth strategy. run in Southeastern Wisconsin and the Chicago metropolis.

Pryor comes to Goodwill with nearly 15 years of experience creating jobs, revitalizing neighborhoods and building sustainable communities. In his previous role at Advocate Aurora Health, he led the learning and workforce development departments of team members. Prior to joining Advocate Aurora Health, Pryor was Director of Workforce Development at the Chicago Urban League.

Throughout his career, Clayton’s portfolio of work has been dedicated to building career paths in underserved communities by providing job skills and training to prepare candidates for a variety of industry sectors. His leadership has been instrumental in the development of local, regional and national initiatives that foster careers, establish career paths, advance skilled workers and invest in equitable outcomes.

“I am delighted to welcome Clayton to Goodwill. As a proven leader of successful workforce development across multiple employment sectors including healthcare, transportation and construction, his ability to develop and manage integrated community partnerships will deepen the reach of Goodwill and create opportunities for those we serve to build meaningful careers and advance in the workplace, ”said Jackie Hallberg, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago. “I look forward to seeing how Clayton leverages his knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion to inform our service delivery model and Goodwill’s efforts to create more equitable communities where everyone has the right to live. opportunity to flourish.

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Pryor received his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Public Policy Administration from Lewis University. He also earned a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida.

“It’s an honor to join Goodwill and have the opportunity to help develop impactful strategies that support strong communities across Wisconsin and Illinois,” said Pryor. “Most of my career has been spent changing systems and developing and leading empowerment programs that provide opportunities for disenfranchised populations. I look forward to working with the dedicated members of our team to create innovative solutions that lead to equitable health and employment outcomes for all.

Pryor began her new role on Monday, October 25, 2021 and was officially hosted by Hallberg at the annual Community Day celebration held on November 4, 2021. In her new role, Pryor will lead teams that further define the strategy of the Goodwill mission. , build workforce partnerships with employers and other community partners, and measure the success of these efforts to generate transformational and equitable impact in the lives of the people the organization serves. To learn more about the impact of Goodwill mission programs in 2021, visit the website Goodwill Community Day 2021 webpage.

About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago is a non-profit organization that helps people overcome challenges to develop their skills, find employment, and advance in their lives and careers. For over 100 years, Goodwill has connected job seekers with employers in the community and within its own social retail, laundry and staffing businesses to provide employment, training and support.

As the largest goodwill enterprise among 156 nonprofit goodwill organizations in North America, the organization has more than 90 locations in two states comprising a territory of 23 counties. In 2020, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago served nearly 40,000 people with employment challenges and made 4,327 community placements. Visit Where for more information.

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