Goodwill of Greater Washington (Goodwill) is pleased to announce the addition of Debbi Jarvis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at Howard University (Howard), to its board of directors.
Ms. Jarvis brings a tremendous amount of valuable experience and knowledge with her that will have a strategic and measurable impact on the future of Goodwill.
At Howard University, Ms. Jarvis is responsible for developing and implementing a global strategy for corporate relations and the funding of new and exciting internship programs for the benefit of university students. She also oversees the management of WHUT TV and WHUR FM 96.3, ensuring their business operations are in alignment with Howard’s mission.
Previously, Ms. Jarvis spent 14 years in various media relations, corporate communications and social responsibility positions for Pepco Holdings. As the VP of Corporate Relations, she was an essential part of the team managing the company merger with Exelon. Ms. Jarvis also developed strong community partnerships that had a positive and sustainable impact on our region.
Jarvis is also no stranger to Goodwill having worked closely with the nonprofit agency on a successful energy and construction jobs training program in 2017 as well as partnering with Goodwill on a series of community-based pop-up shops in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.
Ms. Jarvis initially came to the Metro Washington area as a reporter/anchor for NBC4 – Washington, where she worked for nearly a decade.
Ms. Jarvis earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Hope College in Holland, Mich.; took graduate courses at American University in broadcast journalism as well as classes toward an MBA at Southeastern University. She participated in the CSR Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School and is an active member of Leadership Greater Washington.
Ms. Jarvis joins the other Goodwill of Greater Washington board members including:
Corporate VP, U.S. Government Affairs
Chief Information Officer
Federal Reserve System
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
President & CEO
Hotel Association of Washington, DC
The Washington Business Journal
DC Building Industry Association
President & CEO
Goodwill of Greater Washington
Greater Washington Managing Partner
Ernst and Young
About Goodwill of Greater Washington:
Goodwill of Greater Washington is an approved nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment. Goodwill funds that mission primarily through diverse lines of business, including a chain of retail stores, custodial services, pest control and grounds maintenance operations. The nonprofit also generates revenue through individual, foundation and corporate giving.