Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas Names Ken Goodgames Chief Executive Officer
Dallas - January 14, 2015 - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS) has announced the selection of Ken Goodgames as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Interim Chief Executive Officer Sharon King returns to her role as Vice President of Development.
The CCCS Board of Directors selected Goodgames after a thorough search process. During this process, Sharon King served as Interim Chief Executive Officer for nine months. Goodgames will continue to expand on the legacy of the organization by working with community advocates, such as United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, United Way of Greater Austin and the Dallas County Community College District, to expand CCCS services in the Southwest.
Goodgames comes to CCCS from his most recent position at the American Red Cross where he was Vice President of Product Management and Healthcare Programs. Previously, he was Vice President of Sales and Field Operations at the American Heart Association. Prior to the American Heart Association, he owned a management consulting practice focusing on strategic planning, market development, process improvement methodologies, alliance and partner development. He previously held executive leadership roles at Microsoft, NuTec Sciences and Synavant.
"Ken is a visionary leader who will help move the agency forward with vast experience growing both nonprofit and business organizations," said Gilbert Gerst, Chairman of the CCCS Board of Directors. "His innovative and compassionate leadership style aligns with our mission and goal to expand financial stability in our region and beyond."
Goodgames' knowledge across all major industries will help CCCS have a greater impact in the community, including working with advocates that are passionate about moving families toward financial stability and restoring a flourishing economy. From the foundational blocks of budgeting to helping families set financial goals, survive financial crisis and avoid foreclosure, CCCS helped more than 53,000 consumers gain financial stability last year.
"I want to thank Sharon for her contributions and passion during her time as Interim CEO," said Goodgames. "As we kick off the New Year and 41 years of serving the community, I look forward to leading our team of talented counselors, educators and employees who are dedicated to building a stable economy and helping families seeking financial education and compassionate counseling."
Goodgames currently serves on the TIFF Board for the City of Irving and has held a number of volunteer roles supporting children, economic empowerment, science and technology, and healthcare.
For more information about CCCS education and counseling services or to schedule a counseling session, please contact CCCS at 800-249-2227 or www.cccs.net.
About CCCS of Greater Dallas
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based credit counseling and debt management service. Established in 1974, CCCS of Greater Dallas and its affiliate offices provide financial education and counseling to consumers in-person, by phone, or Internet at several locations. CCCS is a HUD-approved housing counseling multi-state organization and serves as one of the six counseling agencies supporting the 888-995-HOPE Hotline. CCCS is a proud service partner of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The agency is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the nation's largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling network. To learn more about CCCS' free seminars or the agency's services, call 800-249-2227, visit or become a fan of CCCS on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings.