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ISSA Honors 2022 Advocates of the Year

March 31, 2022 ISSA Honors 2022 Advocates of the Year

ISSA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 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 year’s awards are Tricia Holderman, Elite Facility Systems president and CEO, and James Purcell, Shamrock Investment Group and Products Chemical Co. LLC president and CEO. The 2022 ISSA Advocate of the Year Awards were made possible by the generous support of Arxada LLC.


“ISSA recognizes Tricia for the pivotal role she has played in supporting ISSA’s advocacy efforts as an industry leader,” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft. “We thank her for her leadership in helping us raise awareness about the importance of engaging elected officials.”

“ISSA selected Jim as the manufacturing award recipient for being one of the first supporters of ISSA’s expanded government affairs efforts. His feedback, support, and encouragement over the last few years has been critical in helping the industry have a ‘seat at the table’ in Washington, D.C. and beyond,” Nothdurft continued. “We thank Arxada for generously sponsoring these awards.”

“On behalf of ISSA, we thank Tricia and Jim for their extraordinary advocacy on behalf of the cleaning industry and congratulate them on their well-deserved awards,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett.

“At Elite Facility Systems we trust ISSA to guide our government on issues that matter to our business, clients, and employees,” said Holderman. “As the industry continues to strive for faster, safer, cleaner facilities, ISSA is at the forefront with advocacy, technologies, and processes that I learn from, implement, and share daily. Thank you for all your hard work, allowing me to run a better company.”

“Today’s cleaning and maintenance industry is as critical as national defense and health care research,” said Purcell. “ISSA’s efforts in highlighting the crucial role our industry and teammates play have been irreplaceable in educating our elected officials and agency personnel about what ‘clean and safe’ really look like.”

The 2022 ISSA Advocate of the Year Awards were presented as part of the association’s Clean Advocacy Summit that took place in Washington, D.C., March 30-31, as part of National Cleaning Week.

For more information about these awards, the ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit, and National Cleaning Week, please contact ISSA Government Affairs Manager Stacy Seiden.