Thursday, March 8

Tammy Slater, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska. Inc., will give a presentation about the Recycling, Re-Using and Re-Purposing activities of her organization, serving 55 counties in central and western Nebraska. Dedicated to helping people with disabilities or barriers reach their goals and improve their quality of life, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska recycles many types of products from metals to rags, shoes to textiles. Over 3.8 million pounds were sent to recycling markets in 2016. Learn about their programs, successes, and challenges, including a glass recycling pilot launched in 2017.

Tammy Slater has been Chief Executive Officer at Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebr., Inc. since 2010. She began her career in the alcohol and drug rehabilitation field for adult women, then served as Executive Director of American Red Cross Hall County Chapter, followed by 19 years as Vice President of Human Resources and Services Administration for Chief Automotive Technologies. Tammy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Bellevue University.

Tammy has served on the YWCA, Goodwill Industries of Greater NE., Inc., St. Francis Foundation, and Health Department Boards of Directors, and is involved with the local Chamber of Commerce, Grow Grand Island Committee, Stuhr Museum, and Re-Store. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow Class and long-time member of the Grand Island Noon Rotary Club. Tammy and her husband, Bill live outside of Doniphan and have been Hall County residents since 1987.