Kent A. Kramer – President and Chief Executive Officer
Kent A. Kramer joined Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana in 2002 as Vice President of Retail Operations, later serving as Chief Operating Officer. In 2015, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer – just the fourth leader in the organization’s nearly 90 years. Kent leads a thriving Goodwill of nearly 3,200 employees (two-thirds of whom have a significant employment barrier) that also educates more than 3,000 students and serves more than 600 low-income families. With nearly $150 million in annual revenue, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is one of the largest of the Goodwills in North America.
Kramer, through his role with Goodwill, appreciates the opportunity to help improve lives and communities. Goodwill utilizes its resources to help provide solutions to serious social problems, including poverty, by creating opportunities for people to become productive, economically self-sufficient citizens. Each individual’s success story drives Kramer and his team to work even harder to provide employment and education opportunities that will ultimately lead to prosperous outcomes.
Away from work, Kramer enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. He has coached youth baseball, basketball and soccer, has served on various committees for the South Madison Community School Corporation and chairs the Community Advisory Board for the Nurse-Family Partnership initiative in Indiana. In 2014, Kramer was appointed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to serve on the State Workforce Innovation Council (SWIC).
He also serves on the Indiana State University Alumni Association Board. He and his family are active members of Madison Park Church of God, where Kramer serves as an Elder. Kramer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Indiana State University and an MBA from the Falls School of Business at Anderson University. He is a 2010 graduate of the Goodwill Industries International Executive Development Program and a 2006 graduate of the Ardath Burkhart Board Leadership Series.