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Meet our Team: Christopher Herman

by Carolann Verrioli

Christopher Herman: Store Team Lead

Chris in a blue Goodwill hoodie

Name and pronouns

Christopher Herman He/Him/His

Title and time you have been with the organization:

Store Team Lead, Webster Location. Just celebrated 1 year with the organization.

What is your role here at Goodwill of the Finger Lakes?

I’m the store manager of the Webster retail location. I oversee a staff of around 40 employees.

What do you enjoy most about working at Goodwill?

I took the job with Goodwill to return to a non-profit, mission-oriented company where our day-to-day successes directly contributes to the many programs which Goodwill runs and supports in the community that we call home. It’s very fulfilling knowing that as a retail store manager, .90 cents of every dollar generated in our locations is doing so much good and changing lives.

What activities do you enjoy in your free time?/What is a fun fact about yourself?

In my free time I’m a huge Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan, GO BILLS! A fun fact about me? I’ve been a runner for the past several years and have run a minimum of 1 mile every day for the past 7 years (and counting) which started on October 4, 2015. This gives me the 903rd (of 4095) longest streak registered worldwide with Streak Runners International. I have also completed a bunch of marathons, ultramarathons, and have even completed a 100-mile run in February 2019 in 29 hours, 46 mins.


Worker bees (Chris and team member Dawn in the store wearing bee costumes for Halloween)

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is a not-for-profit organization supporting the Rochester and Syracuse area communities. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes along with Goodwill Vision Enterprises (formerly ABVI) have a very long and successful history of creating job opportunities and serving the community through the Good Neighbor program, 211/LIFE LINE, and our vision services. In addition, we have several Goodwill thrift store locations offering second-hand clothing for men, women, and children as well as home goods and other accessories.