Steve Ashkin, President of The Ashkin Group, has worked in the professional cleaning industry since 1981 and on the issue of Green Cleaning since 1990. Today he is considered the “Father of Green Cleaning” and the leader of the Green Cleaning Movement. Among his many accomplishments and activities Steve is a founding member of the US Green Building Council, past member of their national Board of Directors and primary author of the cleaning credits in the LEED-EBOM Rating System. He is also a member of the Healthy Schools Campaign’s Leadership Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Sports Alliance. Steve has authored 4 books including Green Cleaning for Dummies and The Business of Green Cleaning.