Name: Nicole Suydam
Title: President and CEO
Years working at Goodwill of OC: One year on October 15
What is your favorite part about working at Goodwill?
Seeing the impact of our work directly as people with disabilities and other barriers are working throughout our Goodwill locations, always with a smile and so excited to be working.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I mostly spend my free time with my husband and two daughters. My daughters and I have a weekly Saturday tradition to have lunch and enjoy time together.
What is your favorite Goodwill memory?
So far in this first year back at Goodwill, my favorite memory was doing hands on work with our team members sorting donations, hanging clothes and pricing product for our stores. It was eye opening to see everything that goes into collecting donations from the community.
What’s your hidden talent?
I can remember a lot of details that people share with me in a conversation, so that really comes in handy in so many ways.
To me, Goodwill means…
a community where there is a job for everyone who wants to work, giving people a sense of purpose, pride and dignity.
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