A Fortune 500 retail veteran has joined the leadership team at Alabama Goodwill Industries. Doug Prescott, former Vice President of Operations and Senior Director of Merchandise Strategy for Macy’s Inc. has been tapped as Vice President of Operations for the nonprofit.
“After half a dozen moves throughout the southeast over the past 11 years, my wife Jessica and I longed to return home to Birmingham to be close to family, our church family and friends. It was our desire to re-establish roots in the community and provide a constant place for our children to call home,” Prescott said.
Prescott will be tasked with leading the organization’s thrift store and donation center operations. Currently, the organization operates 10 stores and an additional 10 donation centers in north and central Alabama.
“After 22 years of leadership in for-profit retail, I sought the opportunity to align my purpose to my profession. Alabama Goodwill was the perfect pairing to pursue my passion for helping others with my love of retailing,” Prescott added.
With direction from the volunteer Board of Directors, Prescott will help oversee operation expansion efforts that will support key impact goals for the organization. These goals include serving 20,000 Alabamians through job readiness programs in 2022 and creating 300 new jobs in Alabama by 2024.