Kimberly Bussey Lewis is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of East Texas and has more than 20 years of executive level non-profit and business experience – 17 of which has been leading Goodwill agencies. She joined Goodwill Industries of East Texas (GIET) in 2013. Prior to joining GIET, she led Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, headquartered in Huntington, WV for 10 years.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, a Master’s Degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV., and is a Certified Executive through the Goodwill Industries Executive Development Program. She is also a certified Master Life Coach.
Ms. Lewis is currently the Chair of the Goodwill Industries International (GII) Diversity & Inclusion Committee and winner of the GII 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award. She is a former member of the GII Board of Directors and former Chair of the GII Conference of Executives.
She is an author, speaker, consultant and frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine as a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council. She is a respected professional and her articles have been published with Advancing Philanthropy, Workability International, AFPICON, Kahoots!, Retail Operations Network, The Global Good Fund, and others. She is also a distinguished 2018-19 Global Good Diana Davis Spencer Fellow and was recently named to the Brookings Institute Steering Committee on their Playful Leaning Landscapes Project.
She has been honored with many awards during her career. She is a distinguished 2018-19 Global Good Diana Davis Spencer Fellow. Under her leadership Goodwill Industries of East Texas received the 2017 and 2019 Center of Excellence Award from Goodwill Industries International.
She is the author of a historical novel entitled “The Fourth Generation” and her second book, “A Seat At The Table or A Part of The Meal”- Creating A Culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
She is the mother of two accomplished daughters, Jasmine and Alesha, and they share a love of traveling, reading, community service, and creative writing.