Jim Teter

Former President & CEO of Goodwill of Central Arizona

Most recently, I have been the President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona, a $130m non-profit organization with over 2600 employees and 65 retail locations in Central Arizona.  Goodwill’s mission is to “Put People to Work.”  Fortunately, Goodwill has been very successful in that mission, assisting 70,000 individuals in 2014 to prepare for and seek employment in our community.

Prior to joining the Goodwill Team, I was Chief Operating Officer at Calence, LLC, a national technology firm specializing in network products and professional services.  I have also been the President of Avnet Technology Solutions (a division of Avnet, Inc.), a computer and network Value Added Reseller.  Additionally, I have served as Senior Vice President of Business Development, as well as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

I am actively involved in our community serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and as a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.

AzBL is truly an outstanding organization.  I joined Arizona Business Leadership seven years ago and have always benefited from the many relationships developed.  The opportunity to meet other business leaders and share perspectives has been an essential part of my development. The keynote speakers at each meeting have provided tremendous insight into industries across America. The AzBL experience can be a critical element in every executive’s growth, and I am honored to join the Board of Directors.