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Donn Githens

Goodwill Manasota

Donn Githens is the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries-Manasota, Inc. (GIMI), a nonprofit workforce development provider dedicated to closing the skills gap and eliminating associated challenges created by inequities. He brings an extensive background in the Goodwill Industries International network, with 16 years of Goodwill experience as well as intensive leadership training. In his former role as vice president of operations, Githens was responsible for the successful execution of GIMI’s mission-integrated donated goods retail social enterprise. In recent years, he also assumed oversight of marketing and communications, real estate, facility maintenance, property management, and mission development (training) activities in support of other Goodwill organizations across the country. Before joining GIMI, he held the titles of director of transportation and attended donation centers and regional director of retail operations at Goodwill of North Georgia (Atlanta) for several years. Prior to that, he was the director of retail operations for the Southern District of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers. Githens earned his MBA at Ashford University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, and is a graduate of Goodwill Industries International’s Senior Leadership Program and the University of Georgia-Fanning Institute’s Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO). Githens lives in Sarasota with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons.