Horizon Goodwill Industries Announces New CEO, David Shuster

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The Board of Directors of Horizon Goodwill Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that David Shuster has been officially named CEO of Horizon Goodwill, after holding the position as Interim Chief Executive Officer since October 2018.

David Shuster

Shuster says, "I look forward to leading Horizon Goodwill into the future. I am passionate about our work in human and workforce development and am excited to explore what is yet possible."

The Board of Directors of Horizon Goodwill Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that David Shuster has been officially named CEO of Horizon Goodwill, after holding the position as Interim Chief Executive Officer since October 2018.

Shuster previously served as the Director of Operations and Compliance for Horizon Goodwill since February 2016. In this position, David successfully implemented safety initiatives to improve incident reporting time and reduce the overall number of reportable injuries and worker's compensation claims. Shuster was instrumental in initiating and managing sustainability initiatives, including oversight of installation of a 985kW solar generation facility, conversion of all facility lighting to LED fixtures, and implementation of processes to improve efficiency and reduce the waste stream.

In regards to his new role, Shuster says, "I look forward to leading Horizon Goodwill into the future. I am passionate about our work in human and workforce development and am excited to explore what is yet possible. Our region has great resources and opportunities, and Horizon Goodwill is an organization that will continue to foster collaborative relationships to help individuals fully realize their potential and build hope in our communities."

In addition to his work with Horizon Goodwill, Shuster is also an active member of the community serving on the Hagerstown Rotary-Sunrise and the Greater Hagerstown Committee, and he previously served as a Flotilla Commander with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary while living in Virginia.

Shuster hails from Springfield, Va. and currently lives with his wife, Aliana, and their four children in Smithsburg, Md. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a Master of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech. He recently earned his doctoral degree in educational leadership from Frostburg State University at USMH. His studies centered on the application of positive psychology theories, including authentic leadership, strengths, and psychological capital, to educational and work environments. His dissertation research specifically focused on the ability of faculty to influence student hope and success.

About Horizon Goodwill
Goodwill has been rated #1 above the global brands Amazon and Google for the Brand World Value Rankings for 2016. Horizon Goodwill Industries, whose mission is "Removing Barriers, Creating Opportunities," is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have access to employment despite significant obstacles. Horizon Goodwill serves over 5,000 clients annually in a 17-county region that includes parts of the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.horizongoodwill.org.

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