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Karla Grazier, President/CEO

Karla Grazier

Karla Grazier became president and CEO of Goodwill in Colorado Springs in August 2010, and of Goodwill of Colorado in May 2019, reflecting the expanded scope of the merged Colorado Springs and Denver Goodwill organizations. The merger is the largest in the history of the Goodwill network with a combined budget of over $160 million.
In addition to her role as President and CEO of Goodwill of Colorado, Grazier serves or has served on several community, state, and national boards and committees — including those of the Employers Council, Memorial Hospital, Chamber and Economic Development Council of Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board as lead independent director and audit committee chair for the board of directors of 5Star Bank and on the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Colorado Springs School.
In 2013, Karla was elected to the board of directors for Goodwill Industries International (GII), a $6 billion international organization, first serving as treasurer, then as vice chair, and in June 2018 completed her term as GII Board Chair. She currently serves on several GII board committees. In 2016, Karla was awarded GII’s Matthews Entrepreneurial Award and the Watkins Award for Mission Advancement and was the 2019 recipient of GII’s Kenneth K. King Outstanding Management Award for Executive Excellence, presented to a Goodwill CEO who demonstrates outstanding leadership and accomplishments. In 2019, Karla was recognized with the Athena Award, presented to an outstanding businesswoman who inspires others through her professional accomplishments, mentorship and community service.
Karla holds a BA from Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University and served as an adjunct lecturer in the graduate schools of Yale University and New York University.

Tom Wildenberg

Tom Wildenberg

Chief Financial Officer
Tom Wildenberg was hired as Goodwill’s Chief Financial Officer/CFO in February 2019. Prior to joining Goodwill, Tom served as CFO for the retail divisions at Vail Resorts and his extensive financial, retail and strategic planning experience closely align with Goodwill’s diverse operations and mission focus.

Tim Cooper

Vice President, Operations & Sales
Tim Cooper became Vice President of Operations and Sales of Discover Goodwill in August 2017 after working 7 years in senior leadership with Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana.

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Chief Mission Officer
Gary Smith joined Goodwill of Colorado in December 2008 to implement and manage the Corporate Training and Development function. His role was later expanded and he was promoted to Director of Learning and Continuous Improvement. In April, 2016, Gary became the Vice President of Human Resources, Organizational Development, and Continuous Improvement. In 2022, he became the Chief Mission Officer where he oversees all Community Impact, Education & Training Programs, Human Resources/Learning & Development.

Alison McGilchrist, Vice President Marketing and Development

Alison McGilchrist

Vice President, Marketing & Development

Sara Agre

Vice President, Strategic Planning and Special Projects
Sara Agre joined Goodwill of Colorado in 2023.  Prior to Goodwill, Sara held roles at JM Family Enterprises, VF Corporation, Deloitte Consulting, and Family Dollar.  She has experience in the retail and apparel & footwear industries as well as an array of strategic planning, market intelligence, and ecommerce skills.