David Landsberg is president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Florida (GISF), a non-profit organization with over 3,000 employees, dedicated to helping people with disabilities and other barriers to work to gain greater independence through employment. Mr. Landsberg oversees all rehabilitation services and business operations. The organization includes a Donated Goods and Retail business with 36 stores and 57 other attended donation centers. Goodwill also has several entrepreneurial divisions: Apparel & Flag Manufacturing, Custodial Services, and Laundry Services, that employ 1,200 people with disabilities. Having served on GISF’s Board of Directors for 18 years prior to being named CEO in March 2014, Mr. Landsberg is committed to growing Goodwill’s capacity to provide rehabilitation, on-the-job training, work experience, and job placement services for our region’s 470,000 working-aged people with a disability.
Mr. Landsberg a proven business leader, and a 30-year veteran of the newspaper industry, was previously president and publisher of the Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC), a position he held for eight years. He started his career with MHMC as a staff accountant and spent 10 years in a variety of financial management positions. He became chief financial officer in 1996, and also founded and ran the company’s internet operations. He served as vice president of advertising for six years and was later promoted to general manager of MHMC prior to assuming the role of publisher in October 2006.
A Miami native, Landsberg was raised in Coral Gables and attended Coral Gables High School. He graduated from the University of Florida with a finance degree, earned an MBA from the University of Miami, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Landsberg is a the president of the Florida Goodwill Association, member of the United Way of Miami-Dade County Agency Executives and member of the Community Impact Committee, on the Community Advisory Board for the University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He was formerly on the executive committee of the United Way of Miami-Dade, board member of Goodwill Industries of South Florida, on the advisory board of the University of Florida School of Business MBA program, a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, the American Heart Association – Men Go Red for Women Chair and on the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors.