Gene Woodard has been the Director of Custodial Services at the University of Washington, Seattle, for 25 years, and is currently the Director of Building Services, which includes Custodial Services and Recycling and Solid Waste programs.
He is a Registered Executive Housekeeper (REH) and a member of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) for which he is a past president (2000-2002); the ISSA (fna, International Sanitary Supply Association); and APPA (fna, Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers Association).
The University of Washington Custodial Services department has a long history of cleaning for healthier, safer indoor environments while using the best products and procedures available. The UW recently was the first university to use ICM (Integrated Cleaning and Measurement) to begin the process of validating cleaning procedures within its facility. The UW Custodial Services team was recognized for its Green Cleaning Program by AS&U by earning the Grand Green Cleaning Award for Universities and Colleges in 2007 and again in 2010.