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Kandi Gongora

Goodway Group
VP People & Organizational Development
Kandi Gongora is the Vice President of People and Organizational Excellence at Goodway Group, where she leads people experience, center of excellence, strategic and organizational development. Kandi is focused on the employee experience and the human aspect of work, spearheading initiatives such as a full well-being program, open PTO, Off the Grid Day and employee reward strategies. Since joining Goodway, Kandi has implemented a new performance model that supports and encourages employees to own both their personal and professional development. Additionally, she has led the creation of Team Success Partners, implementing a framework to support the performance and development of client success teams, as well as shifted the organization to a “team leading teams” concept which focuses on breaking down silos.

With over 20 years of experience in organizational excellence, Kandi has held various leadership positions including Director of Organizational Excellence at Park Place Dealerships, where she led the large luxury automobile group to become the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and Quality Systems Manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises, where she helped to manage and facilitate the implementation of the Coca-Cola Quality System. She holds a BS, Multidisciplinary Studies from McMurry University and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s executive education program.