The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Brian Sansoni

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Senior Vice President, Communication, Outreach & Membership

Brian Sansoni is the Senior Vice President, Communications, Outreach and Membership at the American Cleaning Institute, the Washington, D.C.-based association representing the cleaning product supply chain. For more than 20 years, Brian has worked to communicate the value, benefits, safety and sustainability that cleaning products bring to every-day life in home, commercial and healthcare settings. Brian serves as the chief spokesman for ACI, leading internal and external communications efforts while heading up the association’s membership development and retention efforts. Mr. Sansoni also leads ACI’s membership development and member retention efforts.

ACI’s 120-plus member companies include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents and cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors.  

Mr. Sansoni’s role as a trade association communicator has led to appearances on such venues as NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and numerous local TV news programs.  As a spokesman and media relations expert, he has successfully placed his trade associations in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Time magazine, and numerous wire stories and local and regional newspapers. 

Prior to joining ACI, Mr. Sansoni worked at the Grocery Manufacturers of America (now Grocery Manufacturers Association). While there, he served as Senior Manager for Public Policy Communications, working as a spokesman for association positions on issues like food biotechnology, food and product safety, obesity and irradiation.

For more than eight years, Sansoni was a press secretary in the United States House of Representatives, serving as a spokesman for four Members of Congress. Prior to that, he worked a radio news reporter in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.

Sansoni is a graduate of Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA, where he received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.