New Office Unveiled to Winning Nonprofit Leader

Community Food Bank leader gets a big thank-you, just in time for Thanksgiving

Bill Carnegie, president and CEO of the Community Food Bank and this year’s winning “Good Guy,” has been selected by the community and a panel of local judges to receive a $20,000 office remodel from Goodmans Interior Structures.

His new office was unveiled on Friday, Nov. 21, just in time for one of the food bank’s busiest times of year: Thanksgiving.

Bill Carnegie has led the Community Food Bank for more than three years. As a leader who runs the organization as though it were a for-profit business, Carnegie knows that sound financial decisions and openness to public scrutiny are key to his organization’s success. The results-driven organization reviews its mission annually and constantly seeks opportunities to expand its role in the community. Stressing the importance of staff contributions, Carnegie supports employee recognition and involves staff in management decisions and strategic planning. He recognizes that his staff’s interactions with the community reflect on the organization and considers it his job to ensure that managers are able to support staff.

The Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy contest launched in March with a call for public nominations to find the most dedicated and effective leader of a Pima County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Carnegie, one of ten finalists, was selected through a combination of online public voting (approximately 23,000 votes cast) and assessment by a panel of local judges.