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Goodwill Names Laura Villegas Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance

June 10, 2019, Savannah, GA-Goodwill Southeast Georgia has announced Laura Villegas as the organization’s new Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance.

Villegas holds a Master of Arts degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology from Assumption College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southeastern University, as well as a certificate from Assumption College for successful completion of the Society of Human Resources Management Certification Program. She has also received the designation as Senior Professional in Human Resources from Society for Human Resource Management.

Villegas has more than 20 years of experience in the Human Resources arena, with a focus on non-profit organizations including over twenty years in the behavioral health and child welfare industries.   She is an accomplished Human Resources Executive with extensive experience as a strategic business partner and driver of high performance through employee engagement.

“I am thrilled and honored to join the team at Goodwill of Southeast Georgia,” Villegas said. “The senior leadership team shares my vision that Human Resources should be a strategic partner that enables a company to build a positive, outcome-driven workforce committed to achieving its business objectives. I strongly believe in the mission of Goodwill and its commitment to providing people with the education, skills, and opportunities they need to become productive, contributing members of the community. Villegas’ vast experience will help contribute to the company’s continued growth and success.

Villegas will oversee HR strategic planning including leadership development; workforce and succession planning; employee relations; inclusion and diversity; organizational development; performance management; compensation and benefits; corporate compliance; and leadership and oversight for talent management.


Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Inc., DBA Goodwill Southeast Georgia, is a highly diversified 501© (3) social enterprise that funds job training programs, employment placement services, and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items.  Goodwill Southeast Georgia is an autonomous organization directed by a local, volunteer board of directors.

Goodwill SEGA operates 17 stores, 4 Career Centers, an advanced manufacturing facility, staffing agencies and contract services in 33 Georgia and South Carolina counties.  These operations build revenue and create jobs by contracting with local businesses and government departments to provide a wide range of commercial services.  Goodwill Southeast Georgia employees over 800 associates throughout our region and placed an additional 1,321 individuals into employment in 2018.

For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit or call 912.354.6611.  Find us on Facebook at Goodwill Southeast Georgia follow us on Twitter at @GoodwillSEGA

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