HARRISBURG, Pa. (August 14, 2023) — Goodwill Keystone Area today announced the appointment of Drew Iwaskow as Chief People Officer, a new strategic leadership role that will oversee multiple functions within the organization.
As Chief People Officer, Iwaskow will focus on enhancing the hiring process, improving employee retention rates, fostering ongoing employee development and driving overall growth within Goodwill Keystone Area’s workforce. He will oversee Goodwill’s Employee Relations, Benefits Compensation, and Training and Organizational Development teams, and also direct the organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives.
“With more than 25 years of extensive experience leading human resources across corporate functions and field operations, Drew brings a wealth of expertise to this vital role,” Goodwill Keystone Area President and CEO Ed Lada said. “His proven track record in human resources leadership, coupled with his commitment to building inclusive workplaces, will be critical in driving the organization’s continued success.”
Prior to joining Goodwill Keystone Area, Iwaskow served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dollar Tree Corp. where he led the organization’s human capital strategies that resulted in dynamic and inclusive work environments. Previous roles included Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Tailored Brands (Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank), Vice President of Marketplace Human Resources at Toys “R” Us, and human resources leadership positions at PetSmart, Party City and Staples.
Iwaskow holds a master’s degree in organizational behavior, systems and analytics from New York University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Alliance University.
About Goodwill Keystone Area
Goodwill Keystone Area serves 22 counties in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. As a nonprofit, revenue generated from the sale of donated goods in its retail stores and online auction site directly supports Goodwill’s mission to advance sustainability so that individuals and families can thrive and flourish. Goodwill fulfills this mission by recycling donations into training, paychecks and careers. Additionally, as America’s original recycler, environmental sustainability has been central to Goodwill’s mission since its founding. To learn more, visit yourgoodwill.org.
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