Jacqueline Hallberg, Senior Vice President of Federal Services & Business Development for Goodwill assumes new fole on January 1, 2013
Milwaukee, WI – The Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago has selected Jacqueline (Jackie) Hallberg as the new President and CEO of the $240 million nonprofit, effective January 1, 2013.
“Jackie has many strengths but what really stood out for the board was her leadership and success with large-scale workforce development operations, which are critical to Goodwill’s strategic direction,” said Rich Meeusen, board chairman, Goodwill. “Throughout her 22 years at Goodwill, Jackie has demonstrated innovation and an amazing ability to work with diverse groups, leading to positive outcomes for the organization.”
Hallberg takes over a financially stable and thriving organization that served over 48,000 men and women last year. She has been mentored by current President and CEO John L. Miller since she started at Goodwill in 1990.
“Jackie comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in mission-focused services as well as the development of strategic direction for the organization,” said John Miller, President and CEO of Goodwill for 30 years. “I am leaving this organization with a strong leader that will help Goodwill thrive and grow into the future.”
Hallberg has held several positions with increasing responsibilities over the past 22 years. She began as Manager of Goodwill’s workforce development programs for economically disadvantaged individuals in Kenosha and Waukesha, followed by three years as Director of Kenosha County, WI and Lake County, IL programs, a position she held until 1999 when she was appointed Executive Director of GWS, Inc. with responsibility for food service and administrative services at Naval Station Great Lakes, where Goodwill held service contracts through the Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) program. (Today, JWOD is referred to as AbilityOne).
In 2002, she was promoted to Vice President, Goodwill Great Lakes; responsible for federal contracts at Naval Station Great Lakes, employing over 700 men and women with significant disabilities. Two years later, Hallberg’s responsibilities grew and she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Federal Services, leading the strategic direction and operation of Goodwill’s federal contracts at Naval Station Great Lakes. Mission-related responsibilities included employment, training and support services for the workforce and organization-wide compliance with the federal AbilityOne program.
In 2009, Hallberg assumed additional responsibilities as Senior Vice President of Federal Services & Business Development. In this role, she focuses on advancing Goodwill’s capabilities through the development of innovative programs and services, organizational change, talent development and oversight of Goodwill’s full service staffing agency.
Hallberg holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science Degree from UW-Stevens Point. She is also the recipient of several awards over her career, including the Robert E. and Charlotte Watkins Award for Mission Advancement from Goodwill Industries International.
As President and CEO, Hallberg will oversee the largest Goodwill organization among 165 agencies in North America. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago employs more people with disabilities than any other private-sector business in the area.