Goodwin & Company president and founder, Tom Goodwin, established his executive search firm in 1984 following a successful career in government service and telecommunications.

Mr. Goodwin held several positions in the administration of President Jimmy Carter including White House Personnel Officer where he recruited and managed Presidential appointments for Cabinet-level departments and agencies. He also served as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and as Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Health and Human Services HHS). After leaving the Executive Branch, Mr. Goodwin worked as Marketing Director for Group W (Westinghouse) Cable Television.

Mr. Goodwin has served on transition teams at the mayoral level and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has been an advisor on appointments to HHS Secretary Donna Shalala and to District of Columbia Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly.

He has also served as principal of the Council for Excellence in Government, which promotes ethics and quality in government management, and has been a member of the boards of directors of: Leadership Washington, Habitat for Humanity, Food and Friends, the Evander Holyfield Foundation and the Victory Fund.

Mr. Goodwin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Alabama (UA) and completed graduate work at UA and at American University. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in the Marshall Islands where he taught English as a second language.


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