H. Richard Borer, Jr.


Goodwill Southern New England

Richard Borer has served as President of Goodwill Southern New England in North Haven since 2006, providing strategic leadership and tactical direction for the dually-branded organization with a $24 million annual budget, 14 programs, 15 retail locations, and 1,100 clients served.  He leads organizational planning, program development, budgeting, and operations, consistent with the organization’s service mission and objectives. Under his leadership, annual revenue has doubled with positive budget results and zero debt.

As Mayor of West Haven for 14 years from 1991-2005, he led a town of 52,000 residents with a $130 million annual municipal budget and 1,300 employees.  Currently, he serves on the Milford Development and Housing Commission,   the National Easter Seals Leadership Circle, and the Goodwill Industries International Board of Directors, and has served on the Board of Directors of Farnam House.

He earned an Executive MBA from the University of New Haven, and a BS from Charter Oak State College.