Vice President of Human Resources
With 20 years’ experience in HR and finance, Bernice Bloom leads strategic planning and execution for all Goodwill HR functions company-wide. Previously, Bloom was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Fred’s Inc., a company with 10,000 employees in 15 states. In addition to her work with other retail and manufacturing companies, she has an extensive background in social services and not-for-profit. She is an adjunct instructor for Cardinal Stritch University and a certified coach in 360 Assessments for Executives, Managers and Individual Contributors. Bloom holds a Master in Management degree from Cardinal Stritch University and a B.S. in Sociology & Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University. She has served as a member of the Malcolm Baldrige Submittal Team, was named a Woman of Achievement by the Lake County YWCA and served on numerous non-profit boards.