Santa Cruz, Calif. - Michael J Paul, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties will retire on June 28, 2013. Paul has been with Goodwill for 35 years, 27 years as president.
Tom Moran, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goodwill comments, "The board is unanimous in their appreciation of Michael's efforts for all he has done for Goodwill and the community. His contributions will be missed."
The board this week initiated a nationwide search for a new chief executive through Olive Grove Consulting.
A century ago, Dr. Edgar James Helms founded Goodwill as a method to help unemployed job seekers to find work to support their families in a time of national depression. He is famous for saying simply "Do Something!"
Paul has certainly lived up to that directive.