Ailene is President and CEO of SouthEast LINK, an innovative company focused on changing the world by good practice, environmental stewardship, common sense and working with customers and vendors who reflect those values. Through Cleaner University, a division of SouthEast LINK, they provide training and certifications on over 200 different topics all centered around cleaning best practices and sustainable solutions.
Ailene Grego is also the President and CEO of American Formula, Inc, a premier manufacturer of cleaning chemicals in Atlanta, GA. She began her career in the industry in 1983. Her experience includes sales, marketing, program development, operations, finance, acquisitions and strategic planning.
In 2016 Ailene was nominated to be a part of the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection, where Fortune 500 companies lend their executives and resources to help mentor small businesses. She and her mentor were awarded the Power of Partnership Award at the final awards ceremony.
Ailene has been on the Sanitary Maintenance Editorial Advisory Board since 2017. She has served on the Member Advisory Council for Pro‐Link since 2014. In 2019, Ailene was elected to the ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) Board of Directors, where she served a 3‐year term.
Ailene is certified as an Advance Professional Master of Cleaning by CMI (Cleaning Management Institute) and has COVID‐19 ‐ Proper Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID‐19 Certification from GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council).