Tacoma Goodwill names new board president

Tacoma Goodwill has announced Jane Taylor was selected Jan. 27 as the newest president of the organization’s Board of Directors. Taylor joins five new board members in leading the organization, nearing its 90th year.

Taylor, of Tacoma, most recently consulted with the Middleton Foundation for Ethical Studies, a non-profit organization based in Olympia. She founded Northwest Kinetics in 1995 and served as its CEO until selling the firm to Charles River Laboratories in 2006. Her community projects include serving as board chairman for the Geneva Foundation, an organization she founded in 1993 to support medical research and education in the military among other projects. She takes over from Bob Bruback, senior vice president at Heritage Bank, who remains on the board as Past President.

Joining Taylor as new members on the 23-member board include: Brian Townsend, Nordstrom Tacoma store manager; C.W. Herchold, Asset Servicing manager at Russell; Judy Swain, treasurer of MultiCare Health System; and James Matteucci, governmental Affairs manager with Merck & Co., Inc. Also new to the board as a University of Washington – Tacoma “student” member is Jeff Durham, with Precision Machine Works Inc., of Tacoma.

Besides new members, the list of officers includes: Chad Wright, executive director, Marine View Ventures Inc., treasurer; Maj. Gen. Frank Scoggins (USAF ret.), secretary; Bob Bruback as past-president and Terry A. Hayes, CEO. At-large members include Cheryl Jones, executive director of Allen Renaissance; Toby Murray, president of Murray Pacific Management Co. LLC; and Dean McSweeney, senior vice president with Columbia Private Banking.

For 2010, Goodwill Board member Buzz Folsom is president of the Goodwill Foundation, which provides the framework for giving to support Goodwill’s job training and placement programs. Folsom follows Murray in the position and he remains on the Foundation board.