Sam_Stephens-300x381Sam Stephens
Executive Director & CEO

Sam took the helm of the Global Soap Project in February 2012, and came to the organization with an extensive background in international nonprofit leadership and development.  He worked for several years as a senior nonprofit consultant, serving as a strategic planning and development adviser to nonprofit organizations around the world.  During that time, he also served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at Virginia Tech.

Following that, he led development, communications, and volunteer and senior service programming as Vice President of External Relations for Volunteers of America, based out of Salt Lake City.  After his tenure there, he served in Washington DC as a Director at Beyond Borders, a human rights organization, and then as Executive Director at ICSF, a capacity-building organization.

Sam has an MBA in International Management and is also a licensed pilot.  He’s had the privilege of serving on boards of directors for more than a dozen nonprofit organizations, and has worked and traveled extensively in more than 60 countries worldwide.