Justin Ahart – Vice President of Donated Goods Retail

Justin Ahart was promoted to Vice President in August 2019. Justin brings a strong background in training and human relations which supports the mission of Goodwill through donated goods retail as an employment and development program.  Previous to Vice President of Retail I served as Director of Retail since December 2016. Justin formerly served for almost a year as the Training Manager and in that time developed an extensive supervisory development program and managed, designed, developed and coordinated training programs to support the Human Resources, Retail and Mission Services Departments.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University and is a 2009 Graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.  Prior to joining Goodwill, Justin worked at WorklogicHR and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County, he served as the Director of Program Personnel and Development.

Life motto: “Our lives are best used when we are of service to others by using our gifts and talents to help people reach their full potential in life.”

Weirdest job: “I have been a professional mascot on several occasions during my life. I have been known throughout my career as:
• ‘Tommie the Trojan’ – Foothill High School’
• ‘Rookie (Dog)’ and ‘Heater (Dragon)’ – Bakersfield Blaze;
• ‘Captain Dodgeball’ – Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County
• ‘Michigan J. Frog’ – WB television network.
Currently: I am actively portraying many different characters from my daughter’s (Victoria – age 6) favorite Disney movies.”

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