President and Chief Executive Officer
Goodwill of Orange County
Nicole Suydam, who served nearly a decade as Goodwill of OC’s vice president of Development, returned to Goodwill of Orange County as president and CEO in 2018. She has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience working with local and national nonprofits dedicated to meeting human service needs.
Prior to returning to Goodwill, Suydam served as CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County where she oversaw the distribution of more than 25 million meals to Orange County families and guided a vast network of more than 200 community partners.
In 2019, she was recognized as one of only six “2019 Women of Coast” by Coast Magazine for her unwavering commitment to Orange County and advocacy work on behalf of all its citizens. Suydam was also named the “2018 Women of the Year Award” by the Orange County Business Journal, and in both 2017 and 2018 was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential” by the Orange County Register.
Suydam graduated from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, is past president of its Alumni Association Board and today serves as a member of the university’s Board of Trustees. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Business Council.