Nicole Suydam

Nicole Suydam

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CEO, President, Goodwill of Orange County

WHY: Took over top spot at one of OC’s largest nonprofits in 2018. Previously served as CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, boosting revenue by 55%, also served as Goodwill OC’s VP of development.

RECENT: Goodwill of Orange County hosted its annual golf classic on June 10, raising $235K to support Goodwill’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services. Local office brings in nearly $130M annually.

NOTABLE: After graduating from Costa Mesa’s Vanguard, did initial stint at Second Harvest at 23, in public relations and marketing. Work at Washington, D.C. charity preceded a 10-year first run at Goodwill as director of development.

FUN FACTS: Cheerleader in high school; favorite restaurant, Wahoo’s Fish Taco; husband, Michael.

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