board of directors

Samuel C. Stephens

Executive Director

Sam Stephens is the chief executive of the Clean the World Foundation, overseeing all aspects of the organization globally. He has over 15 years of international development experience and is actively engaged in several global institutions including the World Health Organization, Global Impact Council, and World Economic Forum.

Shawn Seipler


As founder of Clean the World, Shawn launched a global hygiene revolution. As CEO, he is a business leader who advances humanitarian causes through social entrepreneurism. Shawn previously was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for an e-commerce technology company. His frequent travel led to the concept of recycling hotel soap.

Nancy Bock

Board Member

Nancy is Senior Vice President of Education at the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). A recognized leader in consumer education, Nancy has more than 30 years of experience designing educational programs that help improve the lives of individuals and families.

Robert Candelino

Board Member​

Robert is the Vice President of Marketing/General Manager for Unilever’s US Haircare business. In this capacity, Rob is responsible for some of America’s favorite beauty brands including TRESemme, Suave, Dove, Dove Men+Care and Nexxus.

Garth Peterson

Board Member

Garth is Director of Sales - The Americas at IDeaS Revenue Solutions, which provides revenue management software, services, and consulting to the hospitality and travel industries. His hospitality experience includes positions with Sofitel / Accor North America, Hilton, Omni and IHG.

laura Schwartz

Board Member

Laura is a professional speaker, author and television commentator. She worked for the Clinton Administration for eight years, beginning as a volunteer and eventually becoming the White House Director of Events. Laura’s other roles included Midwest Press Secretary and Director of Television.

Paul Xenis

Board Member

Paul Xenis is President and COO for Guest Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sysco Corporation. Guest Supply is the global leader in providing personal care amenities, bed linens, and other supplies to more than 25,000. Paul has been with Guest Supply since 1983.

Nicky Rudd

Board Member

Nicky is a vice president at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Atlanta. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she spent 13 years with Merrill Lynch. From 2010 to 2015, Nicky served on the Global Soap Project board of directors. She transitioned to the Clean the World board in early 2015 after the organizations merged.


Board Member

Ron is the Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs for Las Vegas Sands Corp. He drives the overall corporate communications platform and directs corporate affairs initiatives that bring awareness to the company’s business and corporate citizenship achievements


Board Member

Tom is the Senior Vice President - ePayments at Fiserv. He previously worked in the CashEdge division at Fiserv and spent five years with E*Trade

Christian Stuart

Board Member​

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