Jake Slayton – President & CEO

Jake Slayton has served as President & CEO of Goodwill since August 2019. Prior to President & CEO he served as Chief Operations Officer of Goodwill from September 2013 to 2019. Prior to joining Goodwill Industries, he was an Assistant Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer at Mission Bank, based in Bakersfield, and worked in banking in Arizona and California since 2005.

Jake holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. Jake is a graduate of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bakersfield program and he currently serves on several local boards and committees including the Youth Leadership Committee through the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the Shafter Redevelopment Agency Oversight Board, the OLPH Foundation Board and is the Vocational Services Chair of Bakersfield North Rotary. Jake is currently enrolled in the Goodwill Industries International Executive Development Program and enjoys working at Goodwill because he has the opportunity to impact his community.

Item you are holding: “I am holding a Nintendo Game Cube. I’ve owned every Nintendo Console and play games with my kids to this day!”

One thing you couldn’t live without: “Chocolate, lots of chocolate!”

What is your greatest fear? “Frogs.”

Something about you that might surprise us: “When I was 16, I helped my dad build the kitchen at the Crystal Palace.”