Richard Goldberg steps into Executive Director Role for the ManKind Project USA

November 16, 2012

in Community News, Recent News

Richard Goldberg

The ManKind Project USA has engaged Richard Goldberg, a seasoned nonprofit board chair, seven time elected Councilman, strategic planning consultant, and Organizational Development / MBA adjunct faculty at Webster University to fill the seat of Executive Director beginning November 19, 2012.

Goldberg brings 30 years of executive level consulting experience to the position, having worked successfully with over 250 agencies and organizations, including several state-wide agencies in the midwest. He has focused on the creation and implementation of strategic plans and change management for growing organizations across a spectrum of service areas, and he now believes that his experience can help propel the ManKind Project (MKP) USA to its next stage of growth.

The ManKind Project USA is committed to helping men from all walks of life and all backgrounds become the emotionally intelligent, compassionate, and accountable role models that our communities need to thrive. MKP USA conducts the most recognized and respected men’s training available in the USA, the New Warrior Training Adventure, and supports a network of over 750 peer-facilitated men’s groups across the country.

The search for the new Executive Director focused on finding a candidate to refine and continue implementing the three year plan developed by the current Board of Directors.

“Richard’s long experience helping nonprofit organizations thrive through change is exactly what we need right now. MKP USA has made incredible progress in developing a strategic path forward, with increasing organizational capacity, new curriculum development, growing membership, and successful unification as four of our top priorities. I think that our next Executive Director needs to have the kind of operational skills that Dick brings in order realize the potential we see in the ManKind Project USA.” said Mike Elser, the Chairman of the ManKind Project USA.

Read a Letter from Mike Elser on the selection here.

Goldberg sees this role as an opportunity to give back to an organization that has had a positive impact on his life and his family.

Dick shares, “It was my partner that suggested the ManKind Project. She must have seen something that I wasn’t quite seeing about myself. This organization, and the New Warrior Training Adventure, have been incredibly eye-opening. I’ve had a great career. I still love what I’m doing in my teaching at Webster, and I was also looking for a challenge in the next few years … a place where I could give something back. I think the ManKind Project USA is making a huge difference in men’s lives and their communities, it did for me, and I want to see more men get what I’ve gotten. There’s a big opportunity here.”

The ManKind Project USA Board of Directors endorsed Goldberg on November 12, 2012. Goldberg will step into the position beginning November 19, 2012.

To congratulate Richard Goldberg, comment below or send email to executivedirector@mkpusa.org.

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The ManKind Project is a global nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.