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Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley hires Owen as president, CEO

CHARLESTON — Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley has hired a new president and CEO.

Daniel R. Owen, a graduate of Texas A&M, will begin the first of November, has been with Goodwill for the past 23 years, most recently with Goodwill Industries of South Texas as chief operating officer.

Owen is considered a rising star in the Goodwill movement, Brent Walker, chairman of the board for Goodwill of Kanawha Valley, said.

“Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley has a long history of helping West Virginians with barriers to employment gain skills and realize their vocational goals,” Walker said. “Dan Owen comes to us with the experience to continue and expand that tradition.”

The organization covers 20 counties in West Virginia, including Wood, Jackson and Roane counties.

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