Patrick Michaels, President and CEO Goodwill of the Upstate/Midlands SC, an organization that serves 16 counties and is governed by a 23 member Board. With an organization as robust as Goodwill and Board that spans such a diverse geographic region, Board meetings have to be timely, substantive, and engaging. Pat has mastered to art of working with his Board Chair to ensure the agendas are crafted in a manner that keep the meetings focused, productive, and worth attending. He will share his tips for developing agendas that carefully manage and maximize board members' time together. Your agenda is more than a piece of paper, it's a road map towards a successful meeting.
About Patrick Michaels
President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/ Midlands, SC
Pat has been in the Goodwill Industries organization since 1993, serving first as branch director of Goodwill Industries of the Yakima Valley in Washington State, and then as CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Central California and CEO of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico.
Pat joined Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC in October of 2007. Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC serves 16 South Carolina counties and now operates 36 retail stores and 28 Job Connections.
In his 9 years with the organization, the number of people placed into employment by Goodwill has grown from 2,081 in 2007 to 11,149. Pat was also instrumental in developing our internet books sales business and enhancing the organization’s ShopGoodwill.com and recycling initiatives.