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Contact: Sylvia VanZandt

Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator                  903-593-8438 sylvia.vanzandt@goodwilletx.com        www.goodwilleasttexas.com



Goodwill Industries of East Texas to Hold Annual Meeting Thursday


Tyler, Texas – March 22, 2016 – Goodwill Industries of East Texas will hold it’s Annual Meeting & Awards Program on Thursday, March 23 beginning at 5:00 pm at 1530 John Carney Drive in Tyler. The public is encouraged to attend this review of the accomplishments of 2016.  Light refreshments will be served, and for those interested, tours of the Commercial Services Division will begin at 4 pm.  For more information or assistance with special needs, contact Sylvia VanZandt, Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator, at 903-593-8438,   sylvia.vanzandt@goodwilletx.com.

The featured speaker for this event will be Mr. Fred Weber Jr., President, and CEO of Texas Mr. Fred Weber Jr.Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (TIBH) who manages the Texas State Use Program.  Weber began his career in 1984 as region manager of TIBH and for over 30 years, has overseen the company’s governmental affairs, public relations, and accounting responsibilities.

Weber is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin, and graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.  With his success in developing the State Use Program in Texas, Weber has helped other states apply this business model and work towards enacting similar laws around the country. He is largely responsible for establishing the nationwide association of State Use Programs and has served on its board for the past 20 years, including two terms as president.

TIBH develops and implements business and marketing initiatives which provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  They are a unique, private, non-profit corporation that links individuals with disabilities to meaningful career options.  For more information, visit www.tibh.org.


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Administrative Offices

409 West Locust
Tyler, Texas 75702

Goodwill Transportation Department

500 ENE Loop 323
Tyler, Texas 75706

(903) 593-5409 tel

Goodwill Commercial Services Division

1530 John Carney Drive
Tyler, TX 75701

(903) 593-2481 tel
(903) 592-7262 fax

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409 West Locust
Tyler, Texas 75702

(903) 593-8438 tel
(903) 593-8774 fax