DENVER, Colo. – President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver, Stuart Davie, has announced his intention to retire in 2018. When Davie accepted the CEO role in 2013, he advised Goodwill’s Board of Directors that he would serve in the role for five years before he planned to retire. Upon the appointment of a successor by the Selection Committee of The Board of Directors, Davie will keep to that timeline and retire in July. Goodwill anticipates the recruitment process to take several months, and Davie will remain in his current role until a replacement is hired and on boarded.
During his five-year tenure at Goodwill, Davie has steered Goodwill Industries of Denver to expand its reach in the metro area and northern Colorado by adding retail stores, growing its mission programs and guiding the retail driven organization during a difficult and changing time for the brick and mortar retail industry. In addition to his duties as CEO, Davie has volunteered as a mentor to several students within Goodwill’s youth career development programs and has impacted the lives of countless employees through his leadership and strategic vision.
“On behalf of The Board of Directors, I would like to thank Stuart for his years of service to Goodwill and our mission,” said Dan May, Chairman of the Goodwill Board of Directors. “Thanks to Stuart’s strategic vision, Goodwill is well positioned for continued growth and success for years to come.”
Before his time at Goodwill, Davie spent many years as a global executive for several multi-national companies including Baxter, Pfizer and ConAgra. After moving to Colorado to semi-retire, Davie started working at Goodwill Industries of Denver because its mission programs were close to his heart.
“Goodwill’s career development programs are truly life changing. I grew up in a very poor area in the UK and lived in subsidized housing with my mom and three siblings after my father died, so I have a lot of empathy for the people we serve,” said Davie. “Working with our students, hearing the stories of triumph and success of the adults we serve, and getting to know our participants who overcome barriers many of us can’t even imagine every day, has impacted me beyond words. I will sincerely miss this organization and all of the wonderful, hard-working employees who are dedicated to making sure Goodwill’s programs reach far and wide for many years to come.”
The Selection Committee of The Board of Directors welcomes both internal and external candidates to apply.