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.

Nicky Rudd


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, Las Vegas Sands

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


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

Executive Vice President, Caesars Entertainment

Christian Stuart is the Executive Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment for Caesar’s Entertainment. 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.