Vincent P. Lyles, president of M&I Community Development Corp. (CDC), was recently named board chair for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. In this capacity, Lyles oversees the largest Goodwill organization in North America with almost 5,000 employees working in 60 locations throughout 23 counties in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. “Our board leadership is key to the success of our organization,” said John Miller, president and CEO. “Vincent brings a rich background in economic development and strong financial acumen that is critical to Goodwill’s continued growth.” Lyles began his tenure on Goodwill’s board in 2003 and has served on the Executive, Development and Strategic Planning Committees.
In the past five years, Lyles grew M&I CDC’s investment portfolio from $53 million to approximately $130 million. Prior to joining M&I, Lyles was a director at Robert W. Baird & Co. where he provided financial advice to Wisconsin municipalities, school districts and special taxing units. In addition to serving as board chair for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Lyles serves as a board member of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Milwaukee Montessori School. He also serves as a corporate board member of Delta Dental of Wisconsin; Encore Development Group; Generation Growth Capital; Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation, and as a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.
About Goodwill: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin is a leading nonprofit provider of employment training, job placement services and other community programs for people who have a disability, lack education or job experience or are facing economic challenges. In 2010, Goodwill provided services to 42,000 men and women.