Austin CEO Garners National Award For Dedication to Staff Training

Jerry Davis the 45th Executive to Win Goodwill’s P.J. Trevethan Award
ROCKVILLE, MD — Gerald (Jerry) Davis, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas (Austin), has earned the 2012 P.J. Trevethan Award from Goodwill Industries International. Davis has spent his Goodwill® career building a progressive and organization-wide Talent Development Program, and the award recognizes his commitment to staff training and promoting from within.
Davis’ most notable achievement related to staff development was his Goodwill agency’s Leadership Learning Program, which debuted in March 2010. The program identifies and develops leadership talent according to the agency’s values and culture at several levels: front-line supervisory staff, managers, directors, and executives.
Each year, Davis also hand-selects five individuals to undergo six months of intense training and one-on-one mentoring. Through this process, Davis encourages participants to develop an authentic leadership brand and increase their capacity to make impactful change through high-level community and public policy engagement.
“Goodwill’s greatest resource is the people who put its mission into action every day,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Jerry Davis’ dedication to developing and promoting staff is exemplary and a model for other Goodwill CEOs to follow.”
The annual award is named after Dr. Percy J. Trevethan who joined Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries in 1926 and had an exemplary 40-year Goodwill career, including 17 years as the national executive vice president.
Davis is the 45th chief executive to receive this honor. He received the award during Goodwill’s annual Conference of Executives meeting in San Antonio, TX, on Tuesday, February 21.