Mellinger Named Goodwill’s Director, Human Resources

Goodwill Industries of Akron

570 E.WaterlooRoad  • Akron,OH44319  •
Phone: (330) 724-6995  •  (800) 989-8428  •  Fax: (330) 786-2504


Contact:    Brenda Baum,   Communications Manager
Office Direct:  (330) 786-2519



AKRON, Ohio—August 15, 2012— Bringing over 13 years of human resources management with various organizations, Jocelyn J. Mellinger began her new role as the Director of Human Resources for Goodwill Industries of Akron (GIA) effective  August 4, 2012. Mellinger is responsible for directing the agency’s Human Resources efforts.

In announcing Mellinger as the selection, Greg Morton, Vice President of Mission Services and Public Relations, stated, “We welcome Jocelyn to the Goodwill team. She has a very strong background in the Human Resources field and we look forward to her valuable direction and contributions to the agency.”

Mellinger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology with a minor in Psychology from Athens, Ohio and a Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) Certification from the HR Certification Institute/Society of Human Resource Management.  She is also a member of the Akron Area Society of Human Resource Managers in which she has served on the Executive Committee as the Diversity Committee Chair.

GIA is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland, and Richland, the Akron-based agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International, and a United Way agency in Summit and Medina Counties. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.      ###