ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clean the World announces the appointment of former White House director of events Laura Schwartz and government relations consultant Kelly Cohen to the non-profit’s board of directors. The organization helps save lives around the world by collecting and recycling soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry.
Schwartz produced more than 1,000 events as the White House director of events for the Clinton administration, and is now a professional speaker, television commentator and author of the best seller Eat, Drink & Succeed. She appears on screens and stages all over the world motivating people to succeed both professionally and personally.
“I am inspired by the staff, volunteers and partners of Clean the World who truly are saving lives and revolutionizing hygiene at home and abroad,” Schwartz said. “It is an honor to be part of Clean the World’s critical mission, which has distributed more than 12 million bars of soap in over 65 countries, and diverted more than 750 tons of landfill waste in the U.S. alone.”
Schwartz is a member of the National Speakers Association, and serves on the boards of the American Heart Association and Event Solutions Magazine. She was named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Chicago” by Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine, and one of Chicago’s “5 Most Bold and Beautiful” by Chicago Magazine.
Cohen is the managing partner of Southern Strategy Group's Orlando office. She is recognized as a forceful advocate for clients, with her primary focus on local and state government, transportation, land use, economic development, public-private partnerships, and business development.
About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization with the mission of saving millions of lives around the globe. Clean the World leads a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 1,700 hospitality partners to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 12 million bars of soap. Through the "ONE project" launched in late 2012, Clean the World provides hygiene kits domestically to the homeless and families in transition. More information: http://www.cleantheworld.org.