Popoola joins MOKAN Goodwill with a wealth of nonprofit and operational experience, most recently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Goodwill Central Texas and formerly as Vice President, Operations with Seattle Goodwill. Popoola, a Wichita State University graduate with a master’s degree from Fort Hayes State University, has more than 12 years of progressive leadership experience with Fortune 300 organizations and in the nonprofit sector. He is passionate about talent development, operational excellence, elevating customer experience, and business optimization in support of services. Funmi is also personally committed to the Goodwill mission, having benefited from the services of similar organizations as he relocated from Nigeria to Wichita, Kansas in 2002.
Popoola assumes his duties with MOKAN Goodwill effective February 28, 2022.
“It is with a full heart that I return to this community with the privilege of leading this cherished organization, said Popoola. I’m humbled and excited to build on the 128-year legacy of service to our community, and I look forward to working with our team members, community partners, and board of directors on continuing to grow a mission-focused organization. Together, we will ensure that people with barriers to gainful employment have the opportunity to economically advance so that they may best care for themselves and their families.”