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10 January, 2018
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6 December, 2017
(November 21, 2017) Goodwill Houston is pleased to announce the addition of Sheri Lytle to its staff as Vice President of Human Services. “Sheri brings more than 25 years’ experience as a human resources professional to our executive team. Her knowledge and achievements, gained in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, will benefit our organization as we continue to grow, and we are happy to have her on board,” said Goodwill Houston President/CEO Steve Lufburrow.
Sheri has earned multiple certifications, including the Senior Professional in Human Resources Management (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute, and the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management. She holds two Bachelors’ degrees (Business Administration and Information Technology) and a Masters’ degree in Management.
Prior to joining Goodwill Houston, Sheri served as the Vice President of Human Resources at Silver Eagle Distributors, LP, and before that she held the same position at the Houston Zoo. Her areas of expertise include recruiting, hiring, employee relations, training, and government compliance. She is also an expert in the area of compensation and benefits, including executive compensation. Sheri also has academic experience. For the last 15 years, she has taught courses in business and human resources as an adjunct faculty member at Olivet Nazarene University.
Sheri, who hails from the Midwest, enjoys water sports and is an accomplished tri-athlete. Married with three grown children, she serves on the board of both the Healthcare Research Foundation and the Houston Business Coalition on Health. She is also a member of the Texas State Attorney General’s Employer Task Force.
2 November, 2017
(October 31, 2017) Goodwill Houston has a long history of partnership with local organizations to help improve lives and make communities stronger. Many times, this has involved assisting with big donation drives. Recently, Goodwill Houston has been reaching out to area schools and other non-profits with the opportunity to hold donation drives as fund raising events. Collecting gently used items for resale at Goodwill Houston stores has been a great way for groups to earn money, and at the same time, help Goodwill deliver on its mission of Changing Lives Through the Power of Work.
Goodwill Houston worked with the KIPP Connect charter school campus to host two successful events in October, 2017. “We love our Goodwill Donation Drives! They are brilliant. They are easy and fun, and the representatives treat us like family. Our teachers, community members, students and their families get to feel as if they are contributing to more than one cause, while making gains in our own fundraising goals for educational trips. We can’t wait until our next drive!“ said MeganRose LaRoche, Dean of Operations at KIPP Connect Middle School.
“We are very excited about being able to help KIPP Connect reach their fundraising goals, while also adding marvelous items to the inventory at our stores,” added Karen Speer, Donated Goods Acquisition Manager for Goodwill Houston. “Our programs are all about helping people find and keep good jobs. The funds that make these programs possible come from the sale of gently used donated goods, just like the ones from KIPP’s donation drives. Thank you to KIPP Connect for holding these events.”…
1 November, 2017
Goodwill Houston’s Public Relations Department received two Silver Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) at their Southern Region Conference, held in Houston October 25-27. “I am very proud of our Public Relations Department. It’s great to see them receive international recognition for their high quality work, “said Steve Lufburrow, Goodwill Houston’s President/ CEO.
The Silver Quill Awards recognize excellence in business communications, and are presented to outstanding professionals who have proven that their communications projects effectively further the goals of their organizations. Entries in this competition are judged against a set of global standards and best practices, by a panel of peer judges from around the world.
Goodwill’s 2016 Annual Report won the Award of Merit, and the 2016 Year in Review Video won the coveted Award of Excellence. “I am so happy that we have received accolades from other professional communicators. A global community has said ‘Job well done!’ and praised our skills in crafting and delivering key messages that help us contribute to the overall success of the organization, said Kym King, VP of Public Relations and Community Engagement at Goodwill Houston. …