Richmond, Ky., October 4, 2022 — ALM announced it has hired Sarah Brobeck as its new Executive Director. Brobeck will succeed retiring Executive Director Linda Fairbanks and assume her new responsibilities on Nov. 1, 2022.An experienced leader and textile laundry industry professional, Brobeck has served in roles from laundry operations to vendor sales.

Fairbanks first met Brobeck when she attended the Laundry & Linen College and described the journey as “a joy to watch her grow into various aspects of the textile care services industry.” Fairbanks said Brobeck’s experience provides a unique perspective and in-depth knowledge of the different aspects of the textile care industry. “Sarah’s first-hand experience will provide a great value to the industry in the days and years ahead. I wish Sarah, the Board of Directors, staff, and the membership the very best,” Fairbanks said.

With over 15 years of experience working in the textile care industry, Brobeck’s extensive knowledge and positive approach will ensure ALM remains steadfast in our commitment to advance excellence in the textile care industry through education, certification, and best practices.

“I am very proud of ALM and the major milestones we have achieved over the past years, and excited for this new milestone,” said James Mangini, ALM Board president. “Sarah brings a wealth of experience to this role, as well as an abundance of strong industry relationships. I am thrilled to welcome Sarah to the team.”

Brobeck is no stranger to ALM. Previously, she served as ALM Board secretary and director, taught CLLM reviews, presented at IMPACT, as well as instructed and acted as a facilitator at the Laundry & Linen College.

“I am honored to join the ALM staff.  ALM is an association that is a leader in providing professional development for the textile care industry.” said Brobeck. “This is an important time for ALM to strengthen educational opportunities and resources as well as build a supportive network that will aid in our success.”

As ALM continues to evolve and grow, we want to assure our dedicated members our purpose and core values will remain the same, to remain the resource for safety, efficiency, and quality expertise.

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Leesy McCorgary | Director of Marketing

Phone:  859-624-0177 | Mobile:  915-478-0983

138 N. Keeneland Dr., Suite D

Richmond, KY 40475