The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

American Cleaning Institute Names Korie Traver as Chief Financial Officer

Korie Traver

Washington, D.C. – March 20, 2019 – Korie Traver, CPA, a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit financial sector, is the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association for the cleaning products supply chain.

Ms. Traver succeeds Helen Benz, who is retiring as CFO after more than 12 years with ACI.

Most recently, Ms. Traver was Director of Finance at The Education Trust, Inc. in Washington, D.C., a non-profit organization that advocates for equity in education for low-income students and students of color. She was responsible for budgeting, financial reporting and financial management for the organization. 

She previously served for 15 years at North Penn Legal Services, Inc. in Pittston, PA, where she was Chief Financial and Information Officer.

"ACI is fortunate to have someone with Korie Traver’s experience, insights and leadership in finance, accounting and IT come aboard as our new CFO," said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “I have no doubt she will build upon the outstanding financial stewardship that was established by Helen Benz over the past twelve years. We thank Helen for her leadership and stellar service to our membership and wish her many years of happiness in her retirement.”

Ms. Traver also served as Controller for the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference (Binghamton, NY) and Senior Accountant at Parente, Randolph, Orlando, Carey and Associates (Wilkes-Barre, PA). She has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA).

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.

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