board of directors

Shawn Seipler

Board Chair

Shawn founded Clean the World Foundation in 2009. Today he is CEO of our partner organization Clean the World Ventures, the first certified benefit corporation (B-Corp) in Florida. He previously was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for an e-commerce technology firm. His frequent travel inspired the concepts that ultimately started Clean the World.


Manohar Shenoy

Executive Director

Manohar is Clean the World Foundation's Executive Director where he oversees broader strategy, programs, and operations. He joins the team with over 30 years of leadership and management experience in International Development, having led programs in several countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa and supported programs in the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean. He brings considerable experience in WASH, Public Health, Nutrition, Agriculture, Water, Integrated Adaptive Water Resources Management, Microfinance and Gender, Climate Change Adaptation, Complex Emergencies, Refugees and Urbanization.

Nicky Rudd

Vice President, Morgan Stanley

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.


Senior Vice President, Sands

Ron is the Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs for 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.


President, Guest Worldwide

Sandy Romoser is the President of Guest Worldwide, a leading provider of products to the hospitality industry across more than 130 countries. Prior to joining Guest Worldwide in 2016, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at PepsiCo, leading global engagement around the world.

laura Schwartz

Former Director of White House Events, Clinton Administration

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.

David Simnick

CEO, Soapbox

David Simnick is the CEO and Co-Founder of Soapbox, a company with a mission to empower consumers to change the world through everyday, quality purchases. Soapbox sells a full range of personal care products each with a mission to provide soap to those in need with every purchase.

Sam Stephens

Chief Executive, AB InBev Foundation

Sam served as Executive Director of Clean the World Foundation and our predecessor, Global Soap, for ten years before being tapped in 2021 as the new Chief Executive of the AB InBev Foundation, a global philanthropy devoted to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is actively involved in UN and WHO initiatives and has spent time in more than 110 countries globally.

Christian Stuart

CEO, BetMakers Technology Group

Christian Stuart is the CEO of BetMakers Technology Group, the World's leading supplier of Racing Data, Analytics, and Trading Solutions. Formerly the Executive Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment for Caesar’s Entertainment, Christian was recently honored with VEGAS INC’s 40 Under 40 award. Stuart has been recognized as a thought leader in the Las Vegas community.

Vanessa tobin

Former Global Head of WASH, UNICEF

Vanessa Tobin is a globally recognized expert in water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and international development. She has over 35 years of experience, including 25 years at UNICEF, where she served in global leadership roles such as Representative to the Philippines, Deputy Director of Global Programs, and Global Chief of WASH.

Jeff Seavey

Enterprise Vice President of Facilities Operations, Caesars Entertainment

Jeff has spent 20 years with Caesars Entertainment and 30 years in the industry of Facilities and Engineering. Over the past two decades, Jeff has partnered with numerous groups focused on supporting various communities including rebuilding homes for America’s veterans, creating recreational parks for nursing homes and hospices, and installing educational garden planters for elementary schools. Jeff has partnered with Clean the World both as a local volunteer at their facility and as a corporate representee on an education and distribution trip in Guatemala to see their impact firsthand. Through the Caesars Entertainment HERO program, he is continuing to find ways to support and improve lives for individuals and communities alike.

Erica L. Gordon

President, Hilton Global Foundation

Erica Gordon is the President of Hilton Global Foundation. Hilton is one of the world’s largest, fastest growing hospitality companies with more than 6,700 properties across 122 countries and territories. Erica leads a global team managing legislative and regulatory affairs, and driving company strategy on environmental, social and corporate governance programs. Hilton Global Foundation is Hilton’s primary international philanthropic arm that invests in organizations which have a positive impact on the communities Hilton serves. Erica works closely with elected government officials and staff, regulatory agencies, trade associations, and business coalitions to advance Hilton’s policy agenda and “Travel with Purpose” goals.