LOUISVILLE, KY. – Goodwill Industries of Kentucky has named Emery Scott Lee as the director of its West Louisville Opportunity Center, the nonprofit’s largest of 12 statewide Opportunity Centers, scheduled to officially open on March 20. Lee previously served as the executive director of the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Louisville.

Lee brings to Goodwill 30 years of professional experience in the area of human service, with focuses on youth, seniors and disadvantaged families in the Louisville community. His career has included collaboration with the Lincoln Foundation’s Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program, Kentuckiana College Access Center, Louisville Urban League’s Career Development Center, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership, the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the Salvation Army. He is the founder and senior pastor of No More Limits Christian Church in Louisville.

As the director of the West Louisville Opportunity Center, Lee is responsible for administrative oversight of the Center, which includes Goodwill’s headquarters operations, career services model, co-located partners and more.

A community advocate, Lee has served on several local boards and community organizations, such as the Louisville Metro Dollars for Scholars, House of Ruth, Descendants of American Slaves Ministerial Alliance, Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition, the Fuller Center for Housing of Louisville and Service for Peace. He has also served more than 10 years as a member and chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King State Commission.

Lee is a native of West Louisville. He grew up one of 11 children and graduated from Jeffersontown High School before attending Eastern Kentucky University and earning a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communication and a master’s in student personnel and counseling. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership. He is a proud husband, father and U.S. Air Force Veteran.

About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 100-year-old nonprofit organization that operates in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The organization is committed to using resources from its 67 retail stores to help build pathways out of poverty for individuals who need a hand up in life. In 2023, Goodwill helped place 3,185 Kentuckians into jobs with its 1,330 employer partners and inside its own retail stores. Goodwill uses approximately 90 cents from every dollar generated in its retail stores to operate programs and services that help Kentucky’s hardest-to-serve job seekers build the life they desire.