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HC release 2.13

February 13, 2012
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New Housekeeping Channel (HC) Advisory Board Member - Patrick Winters, CAE/IOM, President, The Clean Trust

Patrick Winters serves as President/CEO of The Clean Trust (formerly the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, Certification) which is the certification registry and standards setting organization for the cleaning industry. The Clean Trust certifies 28,500 trainees per year in 20 + service categories and represents more than 54,000 certified technicians and businesses in 22 countries around the world.

Winters is a career association executive having served several associations and professional societies in a 25 year career. He has been awarded “Association Executive of the Year” by his peers at the Colorado Society of Association Executives” and while with the Denver Building Owners and Managers Association was awarded “Association of the Year” in International competition. He is active in the American Society of Association Executives Peer Review Program and was a contributor to the ASAE publication Managing Association Turnarounds.

Pat is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), holds an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University, Masters in Public Administration studies at the University of Colorado and is a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management (IOM) at the University Of Notre Dame.

He is a Capacity Builder Member of the Standards For (non-profit) Excellence Institute, served on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldridge Performance Excellence Program and currently serves on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee accrediting personnel certification bodies in accordance with ANSI Standard 17024.


The Clean Trust, formerly known as The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), is an ANSI-accredited standards setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Organized in 1972, The Clean Trust currently represents more than 5,700 Certified Firms and 54,000 Certified Technicians in 22 countries. The Clean Trust, with participation from the entire industry, sets standards for inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration. The Clean Trust does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. It approves schools and instructors that meet the criteria established by The Clean Trust. The Clean Trust also serves as a consumer referral source for Certified Firms and Inspectors. Visit OR for more information.

About The Housekeeping Channel

The Housekeeping Channel ( (HC) strives to be the Web’s most comprehensive storehouse of factual information for consumers and media on achieving a cleaner, more organized and healthier indoor environment. The site provides how-to tutorials, news and reviews regarding the latest innovations in the cleaning industry, time-saving systems and motivation for keeping a better house. HC is a respected source of information relevant to cleaner, healthier homes, and has been cited or quoted by national media including US News and World Report, Newsweek, Real Simple and major news outlets. HC’s world-class Advisory Board helps ensure the technical accuracy of its content (See: ).

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