2020 Recipient of the Outstanding Virginian Award

Bill Goodwin

2020 Recipient: William H. Goodwin Jr.

William H. Goodwin Jr. earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech in 1962 and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in 1966.  He resides in Richmond, Virginia.

Goodwin is the Retired Chairman of CCA Industries, Inc. and The Riverstone Group, LLC.  CCA is a diversified holding company, which oversees The Riverstone Group and its business interests, including Kiawah Island Golf Resort, The Jefferson Hotel, Sea Pines Resort, Dynamic Brands, Pompanette, CCA Financial and Service Center Metals.

Mr. Goodwin was appointed to serve as a Senior Advisor to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia by Governor McDonnell in July 2012.  In January 2013, Governor McDonnell appointed him as a regular member of the Board of Visitors.  In May 2013, Goodwin’s colleagues unanimously elected him as vice rector.  On July 1, 2015, he became rector and served a two-year term ending June 30, 2017, at which time he also retired from the Board of Visitors.

Goodwin also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Richmond Performing Arts Corporation, a member and chairman of the Go Virginia Region 4 Council, a member of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and is Chairman Emeritus and Founding Trustee on the Board of Trustees, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering Foundation.  He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Wachovia Corporation and is a trustee emeritus of the Medical College of Virginia Foundation where he served as President.  Goodwin and his wife are also well known for their significant support of cancer research at specific cancer institutions and hospitals across the country.

Goodwin was a previous member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and served on the University’s Board of Visitors as a member from 1996-2004.  He also served as Chairman of the Board of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company.  In 2005, he received the Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award.