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Chris Hess

Northeast Wisconsin Advisory Board Member

Chris Hess

About Chris

Chris Hess is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. Since March 2018, Chris has been leading an organization that lives out its mission of Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment through its programs and services and retail store and training centers across 35 counties.

Before joining Goodwill, Chris previously served as vice president of market development and sales for ThedaCare, a nonprofit healthcare organization. He also has held leadership roles within U.S. Venture and Genco (now FedEx Supply Chain). Chris serves on the board of directors of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. He has been named one of Wisconsin’s most influential black leaders.

A native of Kenosha, Chris graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He and his wife, Jamie, live in Appleton with their two children.

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