Rob Goldsmith (E&H ’71) Receives National Award

Posted by Monica Hoel
Rob Goldsmith, President and CEO of People Incorporated, has been honored by the National Community Action Partnership with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Human Services Award innovation and for his decades of work with People Incorporated and Community Action.

Goldsmith has served as the President and CEO of People Inc. for 38 years. He
oversees a staff of nearly 300, an annual budget of $30 million and acts as a liaison between the agency and legislative partners, funders, organizational partners and the national Community Action network. People Inc. has been recognized as one of the most innovative Community Action agencies in the country under Goldsmith’s leadership, and he credits their innovative economic development initiatives as the thing that really sets them apart from other agencies.

Under his leadership, the agency has expanding access to affordable housing and raised over $60 million in capital for affordable housing development in rural counties throughout Virginia. The agency owns and manages over 30 affordable  housing properties providing 1,031 housing units.

Read more about the honor in the Bristol Herald Courier.

  • Rob Goldsmith, E&H ’71, President and CEO of People Inc.

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