Senior VP at Charlotte Goodwill® Innovates Mission Services

Goodwill Industries International Honors Paulette Griffin with the 2015 Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff

Charlotte, NC — During an exemplary 27-year career, Paulette Griffin has helped develop and oversee the employment and training services for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. Now, she’s the chief architect of a new service delivery model that focuses on long-term support and “family-sustaining” employment for the people Goodwillserves.
For her commitment to Goodwill’s mission and for exemplifying the values of its founder, Griffin has been awarded the 2015 Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff from Goodwill Industries International.
During Griffin’s tenure, she and her team have served more than 150,000 individuals with multiple barriers to employment and have placed 28,000 people into competitive employment. She also leads several significant partnerships, including a service contract with the Department of Social Services. Other Goodwill agencies and workforce organizations often seek the input of Griffin and her staff, who are always happy to share new concepts and service approaches.
“Paulette is a role model for everyone who works in employment and training because she’s committed to a whole-person and whole-family approach,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “She embodies the values of Goodwill’s founder, Rev. Helms, who developed innovative programs to assist people in reaching their potential.”
Griffin will receive her award in San Diego, CA. Cintas® proudly sponsors the 2015 Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff.
The Edgar J. Helms Award for Staff honors a current Goodwill employee who has not received Goodwill services in the past and who exemplifies the mission of Goodwill Industries and its founder Rev. Edgar J. Helms’ values of providing assistance and service to people with disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions.