The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Kathleen Stanton, M.S.

Associate Vice President, Technical & International Affairs

Hired in May 2002, Kathy’s duties have expanded over the last almost 2 decades to manage international and environmental health and safety related issues and activities of concern to ACI members and stakeholders. She identifies and prioritizes international, national, and state environmental, and regulatory initiatives that require action by the industry and develops and coordinates ACI’s response to the issues, as appropriate. With the aid of industry experts, Kathy prepares ACI positions, policies, briefings and technical evaluations addressing legislation and regulation with regard to international and environmental health and safety issues. She directs the development of tools and information for assessing the occurrence and impacts of cleaning product ingredients in the environment. In addition, she manages expansion of ACI’s collaboration with organizations internationally.  

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Religious Studies from Manhattan College (NY) and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Applied Ecology/Conservation, with honors from Frostburg State University (MD). Prior to joining ACI, she worked at the United States Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for the Department of Surgery where she was a Research Associate.