First Business Bank, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc., announced Chris Hess joined its Northeast Wisconsin Advisory Board of Directors.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Chris is joining the First Business Bank Northeast Wisconsin Advisory Board,” said Rick Hearden, president - Northeast Wisconsin Market. “He’s a true leader with a valuable perspective and experience building a community in which everyone can thrive.”

Hess is president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. Since March 2018, Chris has been leading an organization that lives out its mission “Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment” through its programs, services, retail stores, and training centers across 35 counties.

Before joining Goodwill, Hess served as vice president of market development and sales for ThedaCare, a nonprofit healthcare organization. Hess also serves on the board of directors of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and has been named one of Wisconsin’s most influential Black leaders. He is a Kenosha native who graduated from St. Norbert College and earned an MBA from UW-Oshkosh.