ISSA Announces First-Ever Advocate of the Year Award Winners

March 31, 2021 ISSA Announces First-Ever Advocate of the Year Award Winners

ISSA is proud to announce the recipients of the first ISSA Advocate of the Year Awards, presented in conjunction with the association’s Clean Advocacy Summit. The award recipients were selected by ISSA with input from its Government Affairs Advisory Committee.

The recipients of this new award are Kevin Monahan, President of Monahan Partners Inc., and Matt Vonachen, President/CEO of the Vonachen Group.

“Kevin is being recognized for his crucial support of ISSA’s government affairs efforts, as well as for his strong advocacy for the impact tariffs are having on manufacturers of cleaning products and equipment,” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft.

“Matt was selected as our cleaning service recipient for his crucial assistance in relaunching ISSA’s government affairs efforts and instrumental work helping to get healthy and safe workplace tax credit legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives,” continued Nothdurft.

Matt Vonachen Kevin Monahan

“We thank Kevin and Matt for their extraordinary advocacy on behalf of the cleaning industry and congratulate them on their well-deserved awards,” said ISSA Executive Director John H. Barrett.

“The cleaning industry is no less important than other industries who seem to have infinitely more sway in legislative matters,” said Monahan. “ISSA’s effort in this matter is crucial to our industry, an industry which the pandemic shed light on the critical value we provide. I humbly accept this award on behalf of our team at Monahan Partners.”

“I truly believe that ISSA is the nucleus for the cleaning industry worldwide,” said Vonachen. “ISSA members are leading the cleaning industry charge to keep workers and customers safe as business reopen. As an association we have taken on the responsibility to be the leading advocate for the health and safety of the workplace.”

The 2021 ISSA Advocate of the Year Awards are being presented as part of the association’s virtual Clean Advocacy Summit and celebration of National Cleaning Week.

As the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA promotes the importance of clean, advocates at the federal and state levels, provides education and training, as well as raises the profile of the cleaning industry. For more information about ISSA, including National Cleaning Week, please contact Stacy Seiden, ISSA Government Affairs Coordinator.