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.

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.

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.

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.


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

Christian Stuart

Board Member​

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.

David Simnick

Board Member

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.

Ernie Rosenberg

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.

Bill Duncan

Global Head of All Suites & Focused Services Brands - Hilton Worldwide

Bill Duncan serves as the global head of the All Suites and Focused Service Categories. With over 25 years devoted to the hospitality industry, he has been recognized for several awards, including the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing,” and the Memphis Corporate Volunteer Council Executive Leadership Award.

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