President & CEO, Goodwill Industries International
As a person who is blind, Mr. Gibbons understands the challenges people with disabilities face, particularly with achieving their employment dreams. His professional career has been devoted to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities at all levels. As President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International, Mr. Gibbons has made diversity and inclusion a key cultural attribute to the organization. Over 27,000 people with disabilities are employed by Goodwill as CEOs, managers, processors and other roles. Mr. Gibbons has actively supported policy changes to increase employment-first initiatives and supported employment programs. At the National Industries for the Blind, Mr. Gibbons led the country’s largest and most successful socioeconomic and employment program for people who are blind. He also developed the highly effective Business Leaders Program, the first executive training program for people who are blind, which prepares them for executive jobs and leadership development.