Goodwill San Antonio Board of Directors Announces New President and CEO

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of San Antonio is pleased
to announce the election of Kevin J. Bergner as the non-profit’s
President and Chief Executive Officer. Bergner has been serving as
interim CEO since March 7, 2016.

Prior to joining Goodwill, Bergner, a former Major General in the United
States Army, served as chief administrative officer and then president
of USAA’s property and casualty insurance business.

Janelle Sykes, chair of the Goodwill San Antonio Board of Directors,
commented, “Following a nearly three month interim assignment, our board
has been impressed by the exceptional leadership Kevin has provided to
Goodwill. His strong passion for our mission combined with his skilled
business acumen clearly identified him as the most qualified individual
to successfully lead Goodwill into the future. The entire organization
has reacted positively to Kevin and we are thrilled that he will be
staying on in a permanent role.”

Sykes added, “Goodwill San Antonio is a dynamic organization serving
tens of thousands of individuals annually. Kevin’s proven experience in
strategic planning and transformational management will position
Goodwill for future expansion with the development of innovative
education and workforce development programs.”

“I am honored and humbled by the Board of Directors’ trust and the
privilege to lead the Goodwill San Antonio team,” Bergner stated. “Over
the past three months, the employees of Goodwill have deeply inspired me
with their commitment to change lives through the power of work. They
are a great testimony to our mission. I look forward to further enabling
them and developing the relationships in our community to do more for
those we serve.”

Bergner graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science
degree in business administration, and was commissioned in the United
States Army as a Field Artillery officer. He later earned a master’s
degree in Public Administration from City University of New York. He
served twice in Germany, as well as three deployments in Iraq. In
2006-2007, he served as a Special Assistant to the President of the
United States and senior director on the National Security Council.
Later, he served as the Army’s Chief of Public Affairs.

Responsible for leading the agency in all areas to include the
development of the organization’s vision and strategic plans, Sykes said
Bergner’s appointment is a win for both Goodwill and the greater
community. Sykes added, “Kevin joins Goodwill with an extensive
background in creating meaningful relationships within the community.
His appointment will benefit the individuals we serve, and employers in
need of a skilled workforce.”

About Goodwill Industries

Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section
501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that helps change lives through
the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding
education, training and services to prepare people to find better jobs
and build careers in diverse companies throughout the communities we
serve. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and
employers, Goodwill provides employment, job placement and related
individualized services to nearly 25,000 individuals annually in South
Central Texas. In addition to operating 20 retail stores, 34 donation
stations and 13 Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, Kerrville, Laredo,
New Braunfels, Seguin and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates three
Good Careers Academies and manages 18 contracts for the U.S. government
for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.


Goodwill San Antonio
Gail Ribalta, 210-271-8902
Benavidez, 210-271-8904