President and CEO
Goodwill Orange County
Frank Talarico, Jr. is the President & Chief Executive Officer for Goodwill of Orange County. The nonprofit organization provides education, training, and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in order to enter the workforce, upgrade their job skills, or improve their quality of life. Talarico’s career has been focused primarily in forging strategic partnerships and fundraising. He is known for his business acumen both in the private sector and by nonprofit organizations, for his fund development skills, and for his expertise in strategic planning. Prior to joining Goodwill, Talarico served as a the CEO of JSerra, a private Catholic school in San Juan Capistrano, where he was responsible for rapid expansion, an improved brand image, and debt reduction. Preceding this engagement, he was Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Servite High School where he and his team rebranded the organization, dramatically increased enrollment and positioned the organization for expansion. Talarico successfully developed a regional Foundation for the PGA of America into the largest operating nonprofit of its kind. Talarico also served as a consultant
to the NFL Players Association, The California Interscholastic Federation, The State of California Governor’s Office and the Departments of Labor and Education. Talarico received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Applied Communications from California State University, Fullerton. He is an active member of several community organizational boards including the PGA of America and Southern California University of Health Sciences and in 2010 Talarico was recognized as one of OC Metro Magazine’s “Forty Under Forty” honoring young professionals. A long-time resident of Orange County, Talarico lives in San Juan Capistrano with his wife Alaina and their four children.