The Global Soap Project Welcomes Executive Director Sam Stephens

Sam Stephens

Today, Ned Barker, chair of the Global Soap Project, announced that Sam Stephens will become the first executive director of the nearly three year old organization effective February 20, 2012. “Sam will be a wonderful addition to our team,” said Ned Barker.  “Sam has a perfect mix of global perspective and extensive experience with leading and managing nonprofit organizations.”

“I am excited about this next phase in my professional life to be working with a dynamic group like the Global Soap Project,” said Sam Stephens.  “Their approach to dealing with global health issues such as hygiene and protecting young children and mothers combined with protecting the environment was appealing to me and I look forward to growing their impact around the world.”

A native of Virginia, Sam is the founder and leaves his position as head of the International Center for Sustainable Fundraising, which is based in Atlanta.  Previously, he was head of external relations for Volunteers of America and an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech.