Get to know our leadership team.
Get to know our leadership team.
Briget began her career with Goodwill as a Human Resources Associate in 2004. Serving Goodwill in various roles through her tenure, she leads as Chief Executive Officer. Briget is a graduate of Wayne State College, Wayne, NE and received her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. She is a graduate of Leadership Siouxland and Goodwill Industries International Senior Leadership Development Program. Briget is mission-driven, strategic and has a passion to develop leadership in others.
Charlotte began her career as Compliance Officer to the agency and Executive Coordinator to the President and CEO in 2007. She was promoted to Vice President of Administrative Services in 2010. She was then promoted to Chief Administrative Officer in 2012. Charlotte leads agency administrative support & legal compliance, grants, information technology, HUD properties and CARF compliance. Charlotte previously worked as a managing legal assistant and legal secretary for two Sioux City law firms and has graduated Leadership Siouxland. She volunteers as a board member for Leadership Siouxland.
Vilay Keokenchanh began his career with Goodwill in 2006 as the Director of Sales. He became the Vice President of Retail in 2009. He was then promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2012. Vilay formerly worked as a territory manager for Harker’s Distribution, sales consultant for Verizon Wireless and sales manager for the UPS store. He also holds a degree in Professional Studies from Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA and a MBA from Jack Welch Management Institute. Vilay has completed the Goodwill Industries International Senior Leadership Training Program and Executive Development Training Program.
Renee joined Goodwill in October 2017 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer. Her career has included a wide range of accounting roles over more than 30 years in computer manufacturing, food production and aerospace manufacturing. The insight she gained from that experience has helped her strengthen the Accounting Department and continually supports the agency in reaching its financial goals. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Northern Iowa, and a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller University Renee is well positioned to maintain Goodwill of the Great Plains’ strong financial foundation. Renee is a member of Institute of Management Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds an active CPA license. In 2020 Renee completed the Goodwill Industries International Senior Leadership Training Program. Renee is a fun, engaging, self-proclaimed nerdy accountant and a perfect fit at Goodwill.
Shawn began his career with Goodwill as the Director of Mission Services in 2018 and was promoted to Vice President of Mission Advancement in 2022. He started his career working as a Patrol Officer, Detective, and Patrol Sergeant in Vermillion, SD, and later as a Deputy Sheriff for the Sheriff’s Office in Clay County, South Dakota. Prior to starting with Goodwill, Shawn worked at Western Iowa Tech Community College doing workforce development and teaching numerous history classes. Shawn graduated from the University of South Dakota with both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in history. Shawn has also completed Goodwill Industries International Senior Leadership Development Program and the Leadership Siouxland Development Program.