Goodwill of the Coastal Empire announces that Michael Winckler will join the organization Monday, January 19 as the Chief Executive Officer. Winckler has served as the Vice President of Workforce Development for Goodwill of Coastal and Central Virginia for the past ten years.
Winckler said, “I am very excited to be joining such a terrific team of professionals dedicated to workforce development in the community. My family and I look forward to calling Savannah home.”
As the V.P. for Workforce Development, Winckler was responsible for the executive oversight of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Career Development Services, Government Contracts, and Business Services. During his tenure the organization grew from $17 million in annual revenue in 2005 to $63 million in annual revenue for 2014. During that same timeframe his team quadrupled the number of people served and placed annually, to their current levels of 19,000 served and 2,600 placed for 2014; Winckler and his team also launched several new business lines including eWaste Recycling, Greenhouse operations, Goodwill Staffing Solutions, and Warehouse and Logistics projects for the U.S. Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency.
Prior to Goodwill, Winckler served in executive roles in operations and finance for three private sector regional companies. He attained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Winckler has been married to his wife Renee for 23 years and they have three sons, Ethan 17, Brett 14, and Owen 11. He and his family are excited to be moving to Savannah and look forward to getting to know the region and becoming a part of the local community.