January 18, 2023

SANTA ANA, Calif. – January 18, 2023 – Goodwill of Orange County is pleased to announce the appointment of Damien Pirro, Senior Vice President, Business Banking Market Leader for U.S. Bank, to its respected board of directors.

Damien Pirro leads market growth strategy for U.S. Bank in Orange County, and drives employee engagement and culture for a team of Sales Managers, Relationship Managers, and Business Banking Specialists. Since joining the U.S. Bank team in 2017, Pirro has significantly transformed the culture of business banking, including the development of new platforms for team member connectivity and support, increased avenues for community involvement, and more – all while driving significant market growth.

Pirro began a three-year term on the Goodwill Board in January 2023.

Goodwill is also excited to announce its incoming 2023 Board Officers.

  • Sarah Stark, Audit Partner with Grant Thornton, will serve as Board Chair.

  • David Seidner, co-owner of Cardinal Development, as Board Vice Chair.

  • Jacob Gonzales, Litigation Partner with Weintraub Tobin, will serve as Board Secretary.

  • Zachary Parker, President of Redline Detection, as

Officers will serve a two-year term beginning in January 2023.

“We are thrilled to add the talent, passion and energy of Damien to our board,” said Nicole Suydam, President and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County. “Damien brings a unique perspective about leadership and culture building to our team that will be so valuable. Announcing his appointment alongside our new board officers makes me and my team even more energized to tackle the challenges of 2023 and start the exciting roll out of our new Strategic Plan.”

About Goodwill of Orange County
Goodwill of Orange County helps people achieve their goals through a journey of personal support, work experience and career development. Since its inception in 1924, Goodwill has connected hundreds of thousands of individuals to opportunity through quality training and education programs, supportive employment services for people with developmental and physical disabilities, on-site job coaching, community integration programs, veteran employment services, and more. As a nonprofit employment social enterprise, Goodwill operates a collection of 23 retail venues throughout Orange County, including five OC Goodwill Boutiques and its e-commerce platform, to support these transformative programs and services. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit