“Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.”
- Charlie Chaplin
What a smart guy Charlie Chaplin was…and so many years later the quote still holds! But as I read this, I realized that there are so many who still have much kindness and gentleness and still many who need both!
Thank you for showing your kindness and gentleness to the people we serve when you give a donation to one of our stores; you attend one of our Goodwill events; or you write a check to support one of our job training programs. You do make a difference and the Goodwill team is always thankful!
President & CEO, Goodwill of Greater Washington
Catherine Meloy is the President and CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington. She was selected in 2003 by the Goodwill Board of Trustees as a proven business leader who could dramatically extend the reach and vitality of the organization and enable it to serve an even broader segment of the disabled and disadvantaged population.
Prior to joining Goodwill of Greater Washington, Catherine had a successful 20 year career in the radio industry. She was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Clear Channel Communications, Inc.; was General Manager of WASH-FM, WBIG, BIG 100 and WGMS 103.5.
Catherine's involvement in the greater Washington community includes: member of the Board of the Directors, Greater Washington Board of Trade, member of the Federal City Council, and member of the DC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Catherine also serves on the DC Workforce Investment Council, The Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board, The Community Foundation Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of MedStar Health.
Catherine is a recipient of the Greater Washington Board of Trade's “Leader of the Years Award”; was honored by Washingtonian Magazine as “Washingtonian of the Year”; was inducted into the American Marketing Association - DC Chapter Hall of Fame and was highlighted as the Most Admired CEO by Smart CEO Magazine for her successful organizational turnaround of Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Catherine's favorite recreational activity is sailing with her family. She and her husband, David, who is President of Merit Hotels, have three grown children.