John welcomes Steve Preston, CEO of Goodwill Industries, for a conversation that ranges from Steve’s childhood in Janesville, WI to his leadership of U.S. federal agencies. On the way they explore how God enabled Steve, and enables each of us, to make unexpected career choices in the service of a higher calling.

Steve’s April 2022 talk at Upper House is viewable here: “Leading through Crisis with Vision and Care.”

Steve Preston is the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International, a federation of local organizations with over 125,000 employees. Previously, Steve headed two federal agencies during times of national crisis—U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Small Business Administration. He has also served as the CEO of two private corporations, and as the CFO of two Fortune 500 companies. Steve graduated from Northwestern University and holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, and is a native of Janesville, WI.

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Credits: music by Micah Behr, audio engineering by Andy Johnson, graphic design by Madeline Ramsey.