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Staff Directory

Meet the ACI team! We are experts in our fields and veterans and specialists in communications, consumer education, government affairs, international work, research and technical affairs. We understand health and hygiene issues and apply our strategic expertise to issues that will help achieve a safer, healthier and cleaner world.

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American Cleaning Institute
1331 L Street, NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-2900
Fax (202) 347-4110
 Melissa Hockstad
Melissa Hockstad
President & CEO
Sandra Andrade
Sandra Andrade
Manager, Meetings & Education
(202) 662-2521
Helen Benz 2012
Helen Benz
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Jacob Cassady 2012
Jacob Cassady
Director, Government Affairs
Edgar Chavez
Edgar Chavez
Sr. Accounting Manager
Rachel Collins 
Rachel Collins
Director, Education & Outreach
Jenn Coolidge 2015
Jenn Coolidge
Project Director, Education & Meetings
Ann Cothran
Sr. Manager, Membership
 Jessica Ek
Jessica Ek
Director, Digital Communications
Ceara Flake 2015
Ceara N. Flake
Assistant General Counsel
Shawnte Furbush Jones   2010 [320x200] Shawnté Furbush-Jones
Senior Program Coordinator
Melissa Bernardo - Melissa Grande 2015
Melissa Grande
Director, Sustainability
(202) 662-2518
James Kim
James Kim, Ph.D., DABT, M.H.S.
Associate VP, Science & Regulatory Affairs
Fran Kruszewski 2012
Fran Kruszewski, Ph.D., DABT
Sr. Director, Human Health & Safety
Eric Perkins   2010 [320x200]
Eric Perkins
Office Coordinator
Brian Sansoni 2010[320x200]
Brian Sansoni
Sr. VP, Communication, Outreach
& Membership
(202) 662-2517
LinkedIn, Bio
Rich Sedlak1 [320x200]
Richard Sedlak
Executive VP, Technical and International Affairs
Kathy Stanton 2017
Kathleen Stanton, M.S.
Sr. Director, Technical and Regulatory Affairs
Wanda Stokes 2017
Wanda L. Stokes, M.S. 
Sr. Director, Human Resources & Administration
Gena Tapscott-Cooper
Gena Tapscott-Cooper
Executive Assistant
(202) 662-2510
Doug Troutman 2015
Douglas Troutman
General Counsel &
Sr. VP, Government Affairs
 Ugur Usumi
Ugur Usumi
Sr. Director, Information Technology
 Merla Zollinger
Merla Zollinger
Sr. Director, Convention & Meetings