Goloja Named CEO of Youngstown Area Goodwill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mark Goloja has been named the new CEO of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries.

“The opportunity to lead Goodwill in Youngstown is an exciting adventure for my family and me,” Goloja in a statement. “Youngstown is a great place to work and serve, and I am excited to be a part of the revitalization of the city.” 

Goloja assumed the role on May 28. The nonprofit employs 250. He most recently held leadership roles within Goodwill of Southern California, American Greetings and the Schurman Group. 

In his role with Goodwill of Southern California, Goloja was a part of a team which led the organization into some of its most profitable years expanding the possibilities for missions and programs. 

“We are pleased and honored to bring Mark aboard at Goodwill,” said Karen Segesto, president of Goodwill’s Advisory Board. “He brings a wealth of knowledge that will spark exciting changes to Goodwill and the Youngstown community.” 

A native of northeastern Ohio, he was based at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township during his time in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College. He has also traveled throughout North America and the United Kingdom implementing business programs

Goodwill Industries has been serving the greater Youngstown area for 125 years. Last year, more than 400 people were served through Goodwill mission programs. In addition, sales through local Goodwill stores resulted in 4.2 million pounds of goods to be diverted from the landfill. 

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