Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks is the president and CEO of ECOS, maker of over 200 environmentally friendly household cleaning products.
Kelly has been recognized for her effective leadership and influential voice in corporate social responsibility. She is outspoken in her commitment to sustainability in products, facilities, and employment practices. Under Kelly’s leadership, ECOS achieved carbon neutrality at all four of its manufacturing facilities in 2013 through a series of major sustainability initiatives, including the switch to 100% renewable electricity. She has been instrumental in making ECOS a model for green business practices and a leader in the green cleaning products market and lends her voice to industry councils and government initiatives.
A graduate of UCLA and Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics, Kelly held positions in public relations and lobbying before joining ECOS in 2003. She was promoted to executive vice president in 2009 and was responsible for opening several new manufacturing facilities and overseeing global sales in over 60 countries.