William Rogers - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

William Rogers, Director

An accomplished, experienced and dynamic leader, William has a passion for creating change, spurring innovation and inciting positive social impact. With a demonstrated track record of results, he has successfully solved complex challenges within public, not-for-profit and private business through innovation, transformation and the cultivation of trusting, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders. In 2017, William joined the board of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

Since March 2016, William has served as the President and CEO for Goodwill San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. William is leading the revitalization of the 100-year, non-profit social enterprise to better serve local community needs through mission expansion and business development—providing opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment to acquire 21st century job skills and move into career pathways that will help break the cycle of generational poverty.

Before joining Goodwill, William served as Deputy City Manager for the City of Berkeley, a municipal government with 1400 employees and a $350M budget. Prior to that, he held multiple senior leadership positions in Berkeley and lead initiatives in Public Health, Education and numerous areas of City policy. Among his many accomplishments in Berkeley, he expanded the number of sports fields in the East Bay through completion of the Gilman Sports Fields (Tom Bates Regional Sports Facility) and was at the forefront of working to close the racially predictable opportunity gap in Berkeley public schools.

William is known for his participatory and inclusive style in which people contribute and share ideas, are valued for their diversity, have growth opportunities and are accountable for results.

William has a BA in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.