December 12, 2022
Goodwill’s President and CEO, Jackie Hallberg, is named to BizTimes Media’s list of Wisconsin’s most influential business leaders.
As part of this designation, Hallberg is featured in the BizTimes’ inaugural edition of Wisconsin 275 that highlights the many people dedicated to moving the state forward and driving economic growth. Of the 275 people included from different economic sectors, Hallberg joins 13 other nonprofit executives in receiving this honor.
“It is a privilege to be included amongst leaders and trailblazers who are creating positive change to propel Wisconsin forward. I share this achievement with my Goodwill family as we collectively work to achieve mission impact,” said Hallberg. “My accomplishments reflect the work of our Goodwill team members, our most important community, in supporting our local workforce and creating more equitable opportunities for community members across our territory. Together, we are positioning the Goodwill brand as an industry leader and employer of choice in the marketplace.”
Learn more about the BizTimes’ Wisconsin 275 publication and the media organization’s selection process here.
Hallberg oversees the largest Goodwill organization in North America, providing training, employment and supportive services in 23 counties across southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. In 2021, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago’s work led to over 42,000 people receiving support and 4,105 job placements across its territory. Learn more about how Goodwill is helping people live with dignity through work in the 2021 annual report.
Hallberg has over 30 years of experience supporting individuals with significant disabilities, developing and implementing innovative workforce development programs, and leading large-scale operations. Before becoming President and CEO in 2013, Hallberg held the role of senior vice president of federal services leading Goodwill’s operations at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois where she was responsible for managing food services and logistics support for the Navy’s only boot camp as part of the federal AbilityOne Program. Prior to her work at Great Lakes, Hallberg played a key role in Goodwill’s operations at the nationally recognized Kenosha County Job Center, the nation’s first one-stop job center.
Hallberg holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is active in a variety of civic and community groups and has received many honors and recognitions.
Read the BizTimes’ profile on Jackie to get to know more about her including her passion and her reflection of how Goodwill came together during challenging times to emerge stronger.
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago helps people overcome challenges to build skills, find employment and progress in their lives and careers. For more than 100 years, Goodwill has been matching job seekers and employers in the community and provides employment opportunities inside the organization, across all career levels to support its retail, laundry and staffing businesses.
Revenue generated by Goodwill’s Store & Donation Centers directly benefits training, support and employment placement programs and services to help people with disadvantages or disabilities build skills and find employment across southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago.
Support Goodwill’s mission by donating new and gently used home goods and clothing to your local Goodwill Store & Donation Center, shopping at Goodwill in-person or online, or by making a financial contribution at goodwillsew.com/how-you-can-help.
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