Houston Businessman Named Goodwill Industries International Volunteer Board Leader of the Year

Monday, July 08, 2019

HOUSTON, TX — Goodwill Industries International has named Tommy A. Moore, Jr. its 2019 Volunteer Board Leader of the Year. Moore, who has served on the board of directors at Goodwill Houston for 24 years, has made many vital contributions to the growth and financial health of the organization.

Moore’s background in finance and commercial banking, as well as his powerful vision, have benefitted Goodwill Houston. In 2007, Moore challenged the board of directors and leadership team to achieve a faster growth rate than planned. Today, Goodwill Houston remains one of the fastest-growing Goodwill organizations in the United States.

Moore has also served on the Goodwill Industries International Board of Directors, and as board chair. During his tenure, he held leadership positions as finance committee chair, treasurer, and board vice chair. In addition, he has given his time and talent to Goodwill leaders across North America to incorporate risk assessment outcomes into their strategic planning processes, while continuing to protect the brand and grow Goodwill’s mission.

“Tommy has made a long-standing commitment to the success of Goodwill Houston in his volunteer board member position,” said Steve Lufburrow, President and CEO of Goodwill Houston. “Tommy’s excellent reputation and network have positioned Goodwill Houston to be considered for opportunities that we otherwise would not have had. But it doesn’t stop there with Tommy. He’s personable with our staff, our program participants and the goals of our organization. Tommy is Goodwill, through and through.”

The Volunteer Board Leader of the Year award recognizes and showcases outstanding leadership from volunteer board members who work to support and further the operations and mission of a member Goodwill organization. The winner demonstrates exceptional innovation in building and sustaining his/her local Goodwill organization; exemplary leadership and initiative; and significant contributions that benefit his/her local Goodwill and/or the entire Goodwill network.

Moore received his award at Goodwill Industries International’s annual meeting of the Delegate Assembly this June in Pittsburgh, PA.