The Community Storehouse Board of Directors has named Ken Goodgames the next Chief Executive Officer effective February 14, 2022. As demand for services continues to rise in the northeast Tarrant County area, Community Storehouse recognizes the need to anticipate and meet future needs of at-risk children in the area. Goodgames brings extensive nonprofit leadership experience and an authentic, collaborative approach to facilitate innovation and cultural transformation within an organization.
Community Storehouse is a children’s charity in northeast Tarrant County focused on closing the gap between opportunity and achievement in the Keller, Northwest, Argyle and Carroll Independent School Districts. The organization is described as first responders to any issue that threatens to interfere with a child’s success in school and provides critical services to help close the gap in literacy, food insecurity, and support during seasonal times when families are often stretched to provide basic care. Community Storehouse recognizes that early education is critical to life-long success and breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
“After conducting an extensive internal and external search, we have identified an extremely talented individual to lead Community Storehouse. Ken’s experience, vision and servant leadership style will allow the organization to expand our outreach to the underserved children in our community. We are excited to have Ken on our team and can’t wait to see the continued evolution of Community Storehouse under his leadership,” stated John Milligan, Community Storehouse Board Chair.
Prior to joining Community Storehouse, Goodgames founded the Grassroots Data Institute specializing in nonprofit consulting to leverage data and analytics to improve overall performance outcomes. Grassroots Data Institute evolved from his role as President & CEO of the Community Council in Dallas, a social services agency that focuses on helping families move from surviving to thriving. He was the driving force in earning the Community Services Block Grant focused on poverty alleviation. Goodgames is the visionary CEO behind the re-branding and organizational turnaround of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas, now known as Transformance, Inc. Additionally, his experience includes roles of Vice President Product Development at American Red Cross and Vice President Sales and Operations of American Heart Association. He graduated from the Dallas Baptist University with a BA in Business Administration.
"I am honored to serve Community Storehouse as its new Chief Executive. I feel fortunate to be working in partnership with the Board and the Community Storehouse team to find new ways to continue growing and expanding our mission to benefit underserved children and families,” stated Ken Goodgames.
As CEO, Goodgames will work closely with staff, volunteers, and the Community Storehouse board to ensure the organization can continue to adapt to serve low-income children in northeast Tarrant County. One of his first acts as CEO will oversee Community Storehouse’s annual concert and dinner featuring Clay Walker, a country music icon. He will also manage the continued evolution of Community Storehouse’s education and nutrition programs.
To learn more about Community Storehouse, visit communitystorehouse.org.
Originally posted on the Advice Connect site: Sweeney Media Group.