President and CEO
Location: Charlotte, NC
Everything at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is managed through the lens of the company’s core values: respect, integrity, service, excellence and stewardship. A commitment to overall wellbeing constitutes a foundational element of Goodwill, not only improving holistic health among the staff, but also serving as a good example for the community it serves. Goodwill’s new corporate office is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment, has an onsite health clinic, a wellness and fitness center, and a walking trail. “Staff with a healthy mind, body and spirit will result in a more productive, loyal and engaged workforce that will serve our clients and customers more efficiently,” says Michael Elder.
“Our wellness efforts are permeating throughout the organization because staff have created their own walking groups. This self-direction and personal ownership is the primary goal of our wellness plan.”