Bob Dugas, Chief Operating Officer, Goodwill Industries
Panelist, Enhancing and Strengthening our Collective Impact


“Leading and serving through social entrepreneurism, collaboration, excellence, and innovation” has been the mission and focus of Bob’s career. Bob has appreciated the privilege of leading amazing teams—across organizations and communities—with far reaching positive impact. Resulting initiatives are people-focused, business-savvy, partnership-friendly, and community-strengthening.

Goodwill Industries, a social enterprise that helps change lives through the power of work, is a remarkable match for Bob’s passion for the inherent dignity of work and lifelong learning. Opportunities through the years have allowed Bob to serve in Goodwill leadership and as a consultant/collaborator in Florida, New Jersey, Alabama, Texas, California and throughout North America.

Resonating with the need to align education with career opportunities, Bob enthusiastically supports innovative career service partnerships with employers, mission-based agencies, educators/trainers and community leaders. Coming alongside individuals and their families, Bob helps design relevant, tailored services that address both career and life issues, leading to greater success in attaining objectives. Likewise, businesses are hiring qualified, capable Goodwill graduates, building stronger communities and economies.