board of directors
Executive Director / Chief Executive
Sam is the chief executive and global head of Clean the World Foundation, leading all aspects of our organization globally. He has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the humanitarian and international development sectors and is actively involved in several global institutions including the World Health Organization, United Nations, and World Economic Forum.
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 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.
President, Hilton Effect Foundation
Kate Mikesell is the President of the Hilton Effect Foundation and also Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Hilton Worldwide. Prior to joining Hilton over ten years ago, she worked for Edelman Public Relations, directing public affairs efforts for health care related companies and initiatives.
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.
Former President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute
Former President & CEO of the American Cleaning Institute for 16 years, Ernie previously served as the chief of staff for the EPA’s automotive emission control and fuel economy programs and has experience as the Vice President for Health, Environment and Safety in the Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s Washington Office and as Senior Vice President of an environmental issues management consulting firm.
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 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.
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.
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.