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Patrick McClenahan

President and CEO

Patrick McClenahan is the President and CEO of Goodwill Southern California (GSC). Patrick has overall responsibility for GSC as it prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, GSC has been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. GSC supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 80 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. GSC is a rapidly evolving organization focused on our mission, on our people, and on our future.

Prior to coming to Goodwill, Patrick served as President and CEO of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world. The event engaged all of Southern California as 6,500 athletes from 164 countries inspired acceptance and inclusion through their courage, determination and joy.

Prior to the World Games, Patrick was a longtime sports and media executive in Los Angeles. He is also active in providing leadership in the community having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Southern California and in leadership roles on the boards of the Los Angeles Sports Council and the LA 84 Foundation.

A native of Los Angeles, Patrick is a University of Southern California alumnus. He and his wife, Karren, are the proud parents of Eric and Kelly. Kelly has Cerebral Palsy and is a key inspiration in Patrick’s desire to serve individuals with special needs.

Patrick is honored to have the opportunity to lead Goodwill Southern California’s efforts to transform lives through the power of work.

Officers of the Board

  • Thomas Murnane
    Principal, ARC
  • Laurence Midler
    CBRE Group, Inc.
  • Peter Starrett
    Peter Starrett Associates
  • Susan H. Stromgren
    Bank of the West (ret.)
  • Patrick McClenahan


Board of Directors

  • David M. Amar, CFA
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Managing Director
    Private Banking & Investment Group
    Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
  • Donald F. Crumrine
    Flaherty & Crumrine (Retired)
  • Drucilla Garcia-Richardson
    SVP, Commercial Banking Division
    Manufacturer’s Bank
  • Diana Ingram
    Consulting Director, Oracle Consulting
  • Kathleen C. Johnson
    Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Kathleen C. Johnson
  • Jack E. Kaufman
    Attorney at Law, Kaufman, Miller & McAndrew
  • Nancy Limon
    Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications
    Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
  • Jessica Lall
    President & CEO, Central City Association
  • Larry Midler
    Executive Vice President & General Counsel, CBRE Group, Inc.
  • Thomas Murnane
    Principal, ARC Business Advisors
  • Daniel J. Rendler
    Director, Customer Programs & Assistance
    Southern California Gas Company
  • Morgan W. St. John
    Private Investment
  • Peter Starrett
    Operating Executive, Freeman Spogli
  • Susan H. Stromgren
    Executive Vice President, Bank of the West (Retired)
  • Terry Takeda
    Real Estate
  • Richard Villa
    Managing Director & CFO, TCW

Senior Staff

  • Patrick McClenahan
    President and CEO
  • Craig Levra
  • Gari Ann Douglass
  • John Dell
    VP Information Technology
  • Ray Tellez
    VP Retail Operations
  • Marla Eby
    Director, Marketing & Media Relations
  • Arturo Montanez
    Director Facilities
  • Lowell King
    Regional Operations Officer, Inland Empire
  • Louise Oliver
    Regional Operations Officer, San Fernando Valley
  • Simon Lopez
    VP Workforce & Career Development
  • Liz Schwalbach
    VP Human Resources
  • Patrick Roche
    VP Development
  • Steve Barr
    Director, Contracts & Environmental Services
  • Stephanie Medina
    Director, Community Relations & Public Affairs

Goodwill Regional Operations

  • Lowell King
    Regional Operations Officer Inland Empire
  • Louise Oliver
    Regional Operations Officer San Fernando Valley