Michael H. Meyer
Michael H. Meyer joined Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley as its president and CEO in June 2016, continuing a nearly 30-year career focused on collaborating with community stakeholders and deploying resources for the benefit of people with natural or environmental disadvantages. He has spent more than 14 years with Goodwill Industries.
“Much of [my] work focused on the big-picture perspectives nationally and internationally,” Meyer said in an interview with the Carroll County Times. “Coming here to Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley to influence change and leverage the brand for a deeper and more meaningful local impact by offering the community a vehicle for job training, employment and career building was simply too good to pass on.”
Since his arrival, Meyer has led an overhaul of GIMV’s program delivery through a realignment of mission services, a restructuring of brick-and-mortar shopping and donation experiences, and the launch of an e-commerce platform that has joined Goodwill Industries International’s top tier in sales. GIMV’s latest mission-based initiative — a $2 million capital campaign alongside partner Platoon 22 for a new Veterans Services Center — will benefit military heroes, their families and first responders throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
His move to GIMV followed an 11-year tenure at Goodwill’s international headquarters, during which he served the $5 billion, 157-affiliate nonprofit first as vice president of business development and strategic sourcing and subsequently as vice president of marketing and donated goods retail.
Meyer served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1980-84. During an assignment at Headquarters Marine Corps, he spent time with a USMC-contracted nonprofit that provided services to people with disabilities. That interaction sparked his professional career.
“At that very moment, as a young Marine, I’m like, that’s what I want to do for a living,” Meyer said to the Frederick News-Post.
He later attained executive-level positions at Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, the National Telecommuting Institute, Sinai Hospital Rehabilitative Medicine and SourceAmerica — all of which help disadvantaged people find meaningful employment.
Meyer attended Notre Dame of Maryland University with undergraduate studies in human services administration and business management. He holds several masters-level certificates, including federal procurement and contract law from George Washington University, negotiation and conflict resolution from Harvard Business School, social entrepreneurism from the University of the Pacific, and executive leadership for social enterprises from IUPUI and Arizona State University.
Meyer resides in Frederick, Md.
Board of Directors
Joe Silhavy, Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank
Joseph Donegan, Principal
Katie Barkdoll, Director of Budget and Purchasing
City of Frederick, Md.
John Fieseler, Executive Director
Danny Farrar, Founder and CEO
Kelly Frager, Principal
Gayon Sampson, Executive Assistant
City of Frederick, Md.
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Operations
Director of Workforce Development
Director of Donated Goods Retail
Director of Marketing
Director of eCommerce
Director of Human Resources