Kimberly Lewis

President & CEO

Kimberly Bussey Lewis is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of East Texas and has more than 20 years of executive level non-profit and business experience – 17 of which has been leading Goodwill agencies.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and a Master’s Degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. She is also a Certified Executive through the Goodwill Industries Executive Development Program.

Ms. Lewis is currently the Chair of the Goodwill Industries International Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a former member of the Goodwill Industries International Board of Directors and former Chair of the Conference of Executives. She is a member of the Forbes Magazine Nonprofit Council and a frequent contributor to its online publication. She is an accomplished national speaker, consultant, author, and executive coach, and the founder and owner of Motivational Muse, LLC.

She has been honored with many awards during her career. She is a distinguished 2018-19 Global Good Diana Davis Spencer Fellow. Under her leadership Goodwill Industries of East Texas received the 2017 and 2019 Center of Excellence Award from Goodwill Industries International.

She is the author of a historical novel entitled “The Fourth Generation” and her second book, “A Seat At The Table or A Part of The Meal”- Creating A Culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
She is the mother of two accomplished daughters, Jasmine, a 3rd year law student at Texas Southern University and Alesha, a junior majoring in political psychology at Southwestern University. They share a love of traveling, reading, community service, and creative writing.


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