Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. announced recently in a press release the promotion of Kristen Bostick to regional director of educational programs and business partnerships, Alyssa Grant to controller, and Marc Thompson to regional director of compliance and employment programs. The nonprofit also announced the new hire of Jessie Mae Hendrickson as director of workforce development, Denton, and Margaret March as executive assistant.
As regional director of educational programs and business partnerships, Kristen Bostick will oversee open placement for individuals seeking job skills training and employment placement services through Goodwill’s five area Job Resource Centers and Community Works – a partnership with the City of Fort Worth where Goodwill provides job readiness training and employment placement at the Andrew “Doc” Session Community Center for City of Fort Worth residents. In addition, she will direct all educational programs for Goodwill Fort Worth including the North Texas Institute for Career Development (NTI) – Goodwill’s technical school offering credentials in CDL Professional Truck Driving, Hospitality, Forklift Certification and virtual credentials in Medial and IT professions, as well as E2, a GED prep and work experience program offering high school dropouts age 16-24 the chance to prepare for their high school equivalency exam while earning a paycheck.
Bostick has served Goodwill Fort Worth for more than 11 years in a variety of positions including manager of marketing communications and event planning, director of special projects and director of education programs and partnerships. She received a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M – Commerce in 2014 and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2007. Bostick volunteers with North Texas Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP), where she sat on the board from 2011-2013.
As regional director of compliance and employment programs, Marc Thompson will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operation of the Goodwill Works program, which provide job readiness training, job placement and job retention services for people with homelessness or imminent risk of homelessness to employment. Additionally, he will direct grant and compliance programs. Prior to his promotion, Thompson served as the director of compliance and job resource centers and previously as the Job Resource Center manager, and has served in supervisory positions at FedEx and Walgreens. Thompson graduated from Baylor University in 2005 with a bachelor of arts in political science and government. He is a member of North Texas Lead and Steer Fort Worth and has served as a mentor at Dallas Life Shelter.
As controller, Alyssa Grant, CPA, will administer and direct the accounting recordkeeping process and supervise all daily activity of accounting staff. She will also interpret financial reports to department heads and assist with budgeting. Prior to her promotion, Grant served as senior accountant. Grant received a bachelor of science in Accounting, and a master of science in Accounting from Binghamton University – State University of New York (SUNY). Active in the community, Grant has volunteered with DFW Lab Rescue for the past three years.
As director of workforce development – Denton, Jessie Mae Hendrickson will direct and coordinate all daily operations of workforce development programs and related activities in the Denton area, and oversee Goodwill Works – an employment initiative for the homeless across Goodwill Fort Worth’s service area. In addition, she will develop partnerships with businesses and nonprofit partners to serve clients with comprehensive employment services in the Denton service area. Hendrickson received a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership & Human Resource Management in 2016 from Colorado State University – Global Campus and a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Colorado State University in 2003. Prior to joining Goodwill, she served as public assistance programs manager for Weld County Department of Human Services, as civic design team lead for Family Leadership Training Institute and HR and internship coordinator for Larimer County Workforce Center in Colorado.
In her new position, Margaret March will serve as executive assistant and provide support to Goodwill Fort Worth’s president & CEO. In addition, she will coordinate activities and tasks related to the agencies Board of Directors, and support other senior executives. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Texas A&M – Commerce. March has many years of executive assistant experiences with organizations including Vistra Energy, Energy Future Holdings and Oncor. She spends her free time volunteering within the children’s ministry at her church and with her family’s e-commerce food business for deliveries, tradeshows and festivals.
*Photos courtesy of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. Pictured left to right: Kristen Bostick, Alyssa Grant, Marc Thompson, Jessie Hendrickson, Margaret March.
ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF FORT WORTH, INC.
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.