ISSA Hygieia Network Bids Farewell to Outgoing Council Members & Welcomes New Council MembersJune 21, 2022
ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities™ signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, today announced the retirement of Heidi Solomon, Head of Global Strategy, Kimberly-Clark Professional and Mike McDermott, Business Unit CEO of Commercial, Newell Brands from the ISSA Hygieia Network Council. ISSA Hygieia Network thanks them for their service and welcomes six new leaders to the Council.
“Heidi and Mike share a passion for changing the lives of women in our industry, which I have been fortunate to witness through their work as Council members,” said Laura Craven, Co-Chair, ISSA Hygieia Network. “Thank you, Heidi and Mike, for your indispensable contributions to our mission.”
Heidi Solomon joined the Council in 2019 as the Regional Network Committee Chair. Under her leadership, ISSA Hygieia Network hosted nine Networking and Leadership Conferences, established eight Regional Community Groups, gained Platinum-level sponsorship from Kimberly-Clark Professional, and began a relationship with the McKinsey Women in the Workplace Study. In 2021, Solomon earned Hygieia’s Member of the Year Award for her dedication to the organization.
Mike McDermott served as Chair of the ISSA Hygieia Network Finance Committee since 2020, during which he led the organization’s financial strategy and growth through the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, he oversaw the Rubbermaid Commercial Products Platinum-level sponsorship of the organization. Now, he transitions to the Executive Advisory Board to provide strategic counsel and support for ISSA Hygieia Network.
Since 2021, ISSA Hygieia Network has welcomed the following Council members:
- Rachel Brutosky, Vice President of Sales, Nilfisk
- Adam Camhi, Vice President of Flooring Solutions, Sunbelt Rentals Inc.
- Maureen Carroll, National Distribution Sales Manager, SC Johnson Professional
- Shannon Hall, Vice President of Sales, Dustbane Products Ltd.
- Katie Snider, Chief Human Resources Officer, Network Distribution
- Renee Starr, Vice President of Sales, Essendant
“We cherish the many ways that Heidi and Mike have impacted our organization,” said Linda Silverman, Co-Chair, ISSA Hygieia Network. “As we wish them farewell from the Council, ISSA Hygieia Network welcomes the enthusiastic support of our newest members who will drive the future of the organization.”
About ISSA Hygieia Network
Named after the Greek goddess of cleaning and hygiene, the Hygieia Network is an ISSA Charities non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry. For more information, visit www.hygieianetwork.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Become an ISSA Hygieia Network member at hygieianetwork.org/join.
About ISSA Charities
ISSA Charities™ is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA and the worldwide cleaning industry. A 501(c)(3) organization, ISSA Charities’ mission is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, better place to live by sponsoring, funding, and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry. Our Signature Charities are changing the way the world views cleaning: Cleaning for a Reason provides professional home cleaning for cancer patients; the ISSA Hygieia Network advances women, diversity, equity and inclusion in the cleaning industry; and ISSA Scholars supports youth with scholarship aid and seasonal internships. To learn more about ISSA Charities and to make your own donation, visit issacharities.org.