YPAL is proud to announce our 2024 YPAL Award Winners! Meet Marcus Goodwin. Marcus was nominated by peers for connecting, engaging and developing in our community and was recognized among more than 200 nominees.

Marcus Goodwin is a certified HR professional with a Master’s in HR and Organizational Development. As the founder of Marcus J. Goodwin Consulting, LLC., he has leveraged his extensive expertise in HR and payroll management to provide strategic consulting services to local nonprofits and small business owners. Currently, as the HR Consultant at the Muhammad Ali Center, he is an important part of the Ali Team, who are committed to preserving Ali’s legacy of social justice.

Beyond his consulting endeavors, Marcus is dedicated to community service. As a Board Director for Hand In Hand, he has been instrumental in supporting underprivileged families through engaging in international housing and education initiatives in Louisville and Auxier, KY, as well as in Belize and Nicaragua.


In his role as the Director of Foundation for the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) State Council, Marcus has helped to successfully raise funds and create scholarships to aid HR professionals in their career advancement. He also contributes to the Home of the Innocents Board of Directors and has volunteered with the Louisville Pride Foundation to champion LGBTQ rights as well.

An avid runner, Marcus has not only logged over 300 miles throughout the city this past year himself, but also dedicates his time to officiate youth track & field competitions, embodying a blend of professional expertise and a deep commitment to social justice and community service.

YPAL Award Winners will be celebrated at YPAL Homecoming presented by Deloitte on Wednesday, June 26 at Louisville Slugger Field. To register for YPAL Homecoming presented by Deloitte, click here.

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