LAS VEGAS – Goodwill of Southern Nevada is proud to announce the addition of Karen Marben as the new chief mission services officer. Marben, formerly the executive director of Genesys Works Twin Cities, has an extensive background in workforce development and will lead southern Nevada’s programming for job seekers and employer partnerships.
“I am delighted to announce the addition of Karen Marben to our team,” said Rick Neal, president and CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “Karen has extensive experience developing programs, trainings, and certifications to help community members in need find career pathways. Her unique experience and expertise will be instrumental when creating new workforce development programming for our southern Nevada residents, many of whom have had their jobs impacted by the pandemic this year.”
In her role as chief mission services officer, Marben is responsible for developing programs and trainings that will enable job seekers to overcome their barriers inhibiting them from landing a job. Marben will ensure participants receive the supportive services and skills training needed to develop a career pathway and secure employment.
Marben holds a Bachelor of Science from Minnesota State University and completed the executive marketing management program at Columbia University. She is a member of the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Association for Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP).
About Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada Inc. (Goodwill) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Goodwill is an innovative and sustainable social enterprise offering training services and job placement at Goodwill Thrift Stores and other local employers in Southern Nevada. Goodwill operates two Career Centers and offers a Mobile Career Coach with community-based programs funded through the support of philanthropic giving, government grants, and by selling donated clothing and household items in 16 stores and online. For more information, or to find a Goodwill location near you, GoodwillVegas.org.