Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois has recently hired Jennifer Kruchten as its new Finance Director effective October, 2019. Kruchten’s responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining all aspects of the agency’s accounting and financial reporting systems, financial policy, budgeting, asset control, financial risk management, and information technology.

Kruchten previously held the title of Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer at First National Bank and Trust, Beloit, WI, before coming to Goodwill. She comes to the organization with 27 years of experience in commercial banking and finance, including nonprofit finance and management of a commercial banking division and is a graduate in finance and sociology from Augustana College.

“We are very pleased to have a person with Jennifer’s talent and experience joining our Goodwill team,” Ben Bernsten, President of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, said. “She brings a level of expertise and financial knowledge that is crucial to the success of our organization.”

Kruchten has been a Rockford resident for 25 years and is looking forward to the new challenge. “I’m excited to be able to work alongside the high caliber leadership team at Goodwill,” Kruchten said. “It’s rewarding providing financial leadership to an organization that does so much good for the people in its communities.”

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