Goodwill Welcomes Senior VP of Operations


Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut Welcomes Senior VP of Operations

Photo: Jeff Neff

Bridgeport, Conn. (January 1, 2024) – Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) today announced it has welcomed Jeff Neff of Meriden, CT, as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Mr. Neff brings more than 23 years of experience managing nonprofit organizations at both operational and executive levels to his new role with GWNC. Most recently, he served 13-years as President/CEO of The National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, where he was instrumental in securing millions of dollars for the nonprofit. Prior to that, Mr. Neff served as COO of Goodwill Industries of Western Connecticut where he guided the expansion of the organization into Northern Connecticut.

“I have the highest regard for Goodwill and the work that it does,” Jeff Neff, Senior Vice President of Operations, said. “Coming back to Connecticut to help a nonprofit I’m passionate about to optimize its retail operations and advance its mission is a full circle moment.”

“Mr. Neff brings leadership, fundraising, and governance skills to his role that will greatly benefit Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut,” Rocco Tricarico, President & CEO, said. “His familiarity with our organization and deep experience with our retail operations make great additions to our team and I look forward to working alongside him.”

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Goodwill is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, businesses, and communities come together to support people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and other barriers to employment. In 2022, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) helped 918 Connecticut residents find work. Donations of goods and revenue generated from store sales power this mission, providing programs and services strengthening Connecticut families. GWNC is headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., and has store, donation, and career center locations around the state. To learn more, visit: