Stephen Ashkin is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and a leader of the Green Cleaning Movement in the commercial cleaning industry where he is considered the "Father of Green Cleaning." He is President of The Ashkin Group, Executive Director of the Green Cleaning Network, cofounder of Green Cleaning University and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC - all of which play important roles in his efforts to move the global cleaning industry from green to sustainable.
Ashkin has authored or coauthored several books including The Business of Green Cleaning, Green Selling Tips, and Green Cleaning for Dummies. He has also authored and published hundreds of articles in a variety of publications discussing Green Cleaning and sustainability issues.
Among Steve's many awards include recognition from the National Performance Review for his help launching the President's Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program, an Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his work to protect children from environmental threats, and the Green Building Advocate of the Year from the Leonardo Academy for bringing Green Cleaning to LEED-EB.