The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI’s Communications Team Recognized as Finalists in Ragan Communications Awards


The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Communications Team has been recognized as a finalist in three Ragan Communications Awards ‒ Ragan’s PR Daily Awards, PR Daily’s 2023 Content Marketing Awards and PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards.

The award recognitions stemmed from ACI’s Class of Clean campaign. Class of Clean: The College Student’s Guide To Cleaning was recognized in the Integrated PR & Marketing category of Ragan’s PR Daily Awards. ACI’s influencer work for the Class of Clean campaign was recognized in the Influencer Marketing category of PR Daily’s 2023 Content Marketing Awards and the Influencer Relations category of PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards.

ACI’s Communications Team includes Brian Sansoni (Senior Vice President of Communications, Outreach & Membership), Jessica Ek (Senior Director of Digital Communications), Kristin DiNicolantonio (Director of Stakeholder Communications) and Natalie D’Apolito (Communications Coordinator).

“Our Class of Clean campaign provides invaluable information for college students everywhere,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “The campaign being honored in three different award competitions is a testament to the importance of cleaning education and the expertise of ACI’s communications team. I am immensely proud of this campaign and our team.”

The award winners will be announced at the PR Daily Awards Luncheon on December 15.

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors.  ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.