The Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Philanthropies will be joining Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region based in Tacoma.

Lori Forte Harnick was named president and chief executive officer by the $80 million regional retail stores network, recycling, job training and placement nonprofit agency. She is replacing Terry Hayes, who retired from the top Goodwill post last December.

“Lori is a proven corporate social responsibility and marketing leader,” said C.W. Herchold, chairman of the board for Goodwill. “As a creator of teams and initiatives that deliver transformational results for business, she is a perfect fit for us as we work to improve and expand our community job training and placement programs and the revenue base that supports that effort.”

Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Harnick led brand marketing and public affairs programs on a national and global scale across a number of industries, including automotive, health care, professional services and information technology. She holds a B.S. degree in marketing from University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.