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ALM Bylaw Changes. Brobeck Tapped as President/CEO

The Association for Linen Management’s (ALMs’s) membership voted to revise the association’s bylaws to modernize the organization’s governance structure and enhance the leadership framework. As a result of the affirmative vote, the Board of Directors’ role has been clarified to become more strategic in nature, allowing them to concentrate on oversight, policy-making, and long-term strategy. As a result of this change, the chief elected officer will assume the title of chairman, while the chief staff officer, will assume the title of President and CEO. Sarah Brobeck, RLLD who joined the staff in 2022 as Executive Director will become ALM’s President & CEO effective July 1. In this elevated role, Brobeck will not only drive the association’s strategic initiatives, but will represent the association with a keen focus on its growth and development.

Brobeck came to the association with over 15 years of experience working in textile care services, which fortified her business acumen with extensive insight on the industry along with a vast network of connections. In her first 18 months as Executive Director, Brobeck led the association through two record-breaking IMPACT conferences, along with the development of new programs and services designed to provide more value to all members.

Brobeck has a rich history in developing teams and fostering individual growth, marked by her strategic vision and empathetic leadership. She has successfully built and managed diverse teams, driving them towards achieving high performance and collaboration. She intends to use this experience to build and launch ALM’s future leaders program, which will provide education and mentoring for individuals embarking on their own leadership journey.

“Sarah’s passion and dedication to the industry and association, along with her adept leadership style made her the ideal candidate for the Executive Director position,” said ALM Chairman Jim Mangini, RLLD. “But, her strategic mindset and results-driven approach earned her this promotion to president and CEO. Behind Sarah’s drive, the association is now positioned for unparalleled growth and enhanced member value.”

“I have set ambitious goals for enhancing the value to all members and ensuring the next generation of leaders are well-equipped for success” said Brobeck. “I’m honored to have the Board’s support behind me as we continue to grow ALM.”