Gerald L. Davis Elected President of Workability International

Jerry Davis speaks



For Immediate Release:
October 14, 2016

Media Contact:

Valerie Swift, Senior Director, Community Engagement, Goodwill Central Texas, 512.574.4242

Gerald L. Davis Elected President of Workability International

AUSTIN, TX — Goodwill Central Texas is proud to announce Gerald L. Davis, President and CEO, has been named the President of Workability International. Davis was elected by majority vote during the Workability International Conference 2016, “Make It WORK,” held September 26-28 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Workability International stated, “We’re delighted to announce Jerry Davis as our new President. He has been a staunch supporter, and we are looking forward to his amazing input and insight over his term.”

“If you’re familiar with the work of Goodwill Central Texas, you’ll know exactly why I care so much about this organization,” said Davis. “I’m deeply passionate about empowering people to transform their lives through work, and I’m honored to have been chosen to help lead Workability International into the future.”


Gerald L. Davis,                                                                Kelly J. Kamerer
President, Workability International                     General Secretary, Workability International

Workability International’s “Make it WORK” program highlights the clear well-being and economic benefits for people with disabilities, communities and countries when all citizens are engaged in work.

People with disabilities across the world continue to experience barriers to employment perpetuating social and economic exclusion. Workability International’s goal is to reverse this trend.

Workability International welcomed the recent adoption of the Convention on the Rights for People with Disabilities by the UN General Assembly, in particular, the re-enforcement of rights for all people with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others, with the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen and the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability.

In addition to Davis being elected President of Workability International, Kelly J. Kamerer, Senior Director and Executive Assistant to Davis at Goodwill Central Texas, was named as General Secretary.

The Workability International Conference for 2016 was hosted by IHC New Zealand, an organization providing support and care for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities. It was founded as the Society for Intellectually Handicapped Children.


Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to generating lifelong connections to work. Goodwill works to empower often underserved populations: people who are facing homelessness, people who are undereducated, people with disabilities, and people with a criminal background. Income generated from their retail operations funds their educational, training, and other career initiatives. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

About Workability International 

Workability International is the world’s largest body representing providers of work and employment services to people with disabilities. More than three million people with disabilities are engaged in work programs, accessing employment and work, delivered by more than 130 member organizations in more than 40 countries. For more information about Workability International, visit


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