Nauth named as director of retail for Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois


The nonprofit also offers computer classes, a forklift operation certification program and many other services, all for free.    File photo

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has named Mike Nauth its new director of retail.

Nauth has worked with Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois for four years, starting as the Pekin store manager and working his way up to district manager. 

“Mike’s strength is his ability to manage people,” Goodwill President and CEO Don Johnson said. “He honed this skill with large organizations such as Nissan, where he worked prior to joining Goodwill. Mike understands both our shoppers and the individuals we serve.”

Nauth went to Palm Beach State College and served in the Air Force. He also served as a police officer in Palm Beach, Florida.

“Goodwill is an amazing organization supported by amazing people,” Nauth said. “Selling the items which have been donated and thus funding our free programs is something that I take very seriously. Our stores are staffed with members of the same communities that we serve and it gives me great pride to work beside them.”

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has a veterans program, a nationally recognized youth mentoring program and youth services programs that help establish a career path. The nonprofit also offers computer classes, a forklift operation certification program and many other services, all for free. 

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