Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, has been a leader in helping people fulfill their dreams through work since 1933. We train and employ people with disabilities and others who may be at a competitive disadvantage in the job market, such as at-risk youth.

Our many employment and training services are funded through government agencies, grants, private support and proceeds from the sale of donated goods at our 17 convenient shopping and donating locations throughout the metro.

Read our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan (PDF)

Accreditations and Affiliates

Goodwill is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 agency that is governed by a local board of trustees. We are a member agency of Goodwill Industries International of Gaithersburg, MD.

Goodwill is also affiliated with the federal Ability One program, which provides jobs for people with severe disabilities at federal facilities.

Goodwill is accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.


Executive Staff

  • Pauli Bishop

    Serving Goodwill for 10 Years
    Interim President and CEO

  • Linda Kizzier

    Serving Goodwill for 19 Years
    Director of Board Relations

  • Erin Swanson Russell

    Serving Goodwill for 5 Years
    Vice President of Marketing & Development

  • Brent Koster

    Serving Goodwill for 13 Years
    Vice President of Mission Advancement

  • Kay Hilgenkamp

    Serving Goodwill for 20 Years
    Vice President of Retail Operations

  • Dave Pfeffer

    Serving Goodwill for 22 Years
    Director of Human Resources

  • Elizabeth Donner

    Serving Goodwill for 12 Years
    Director of Community Development

  • Christine Aguilar

    Serving Goodwill for 14 Years
    Director of Mission Training & Quality Assurance

  • Tobi Mathouser

    Serving Goodwill for 11 Years
    Director of Mission Advancement

  • Jessica Nolte

    Serving Goodwill for 2 Years
    Director of Accounting

  • Gordon Scheet

    Serving Goodwill for 17 Years
    Director of Information Technology

  • Shannon McGree

    Serving Goodwill for 13 Years
    Director of Retail Logistics

  • Janelle Ellis

    Serving Goodwill for 11 Years
    Director of Retail Sales

Officers of the Board

  • Mark L. Stokes

    Chairman of the Board 2013 - Present
    Area Executive Vice President - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  • Scott D. Semrad

    Vice Chairman 2015 - Present
    Principle - Urban Village Development

  • Robert J. Mitchell

    Treasurer 2006 - Present
    Office Managing Partner - Deloitte Tax LLP

  • Erin Limas

    Secretary 2015 - Present
    Chief Financial Officer- Borshiem's Fine Jewelry

  • Joseph R. Lempka

    Chairman Emeritus 2009 - Present
    President - Kiewit Building Group

Board Members

  • David M. Anderson

    2004 - Present
    Vice-President of Finance - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

  • Robert M. Bertsch, Jr.

    2016 - Present
    Senior Vice President Wealth Advisor - Wells Fargo Financial Group

  • Mark Brasee

    2007 - Present
    Attorney - Fraser Stryker PC LLO

  • Richard Frandeen

    2004 - Present
    Commercial Real Estate Representative - American National Bank

  • Sandra A. Lane

    2008 - Present

  • Joseph W. Lang

    2005 - Present
    Principal - RDG Schutte Wilscam Birge Inc.

  • R.J. Neary

    2012 - Present
    Managing Director - Investors Realty

  • Carol L. Russell

    1987 - Present
    Community Volunteer

  • Daniel G. Wenzl

    2013 - Present
    Vice President - Aon Risk Services Central, Nebraska & Iowa


Goodwill changes lives and strengthens communities through education, training and work.


Unemployment will be eliminated among people who want to work.


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Stewardship & Responsibility
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