Michelle Radecki, General Counsel of the American Cleaning Institute (formerly The Soap and Detergent Association), has been named a Vice President of the association, effectively immediately.
Ms. Radecki will continue to serve as ACI General Counsel, a position she was appointed to in 2006.  She joined ACI as Associate Counsel in 2002.  She is also the Corporate Secretary to ACI’s Board of Directors, a position she was reelected to in January 2011.
“Michelle Radecki has been an invaluable part of our team from the moment she walked in the door,” said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO.  “She provides strategic, outcome-based solutions for our members on critical issues like expanding our voluntary ingredient communication program and protecting confidential business information, which is critical to cleaning product industry innovations.”
Ms. Radecki’s duties include managing all of ACI’s legal affairs and providing legal guidance to the association on pertinent laws, regulations and court decisions.
Ms. Radecki previously served as Legislative Counsel to former U.S. Rep. John J. LaFalce (D-NY) during his tenure as ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, providing advice on a wide range of legal issues.  Prior to that, she was an attorney in the litigation department with the law firm Dempsey & Dempsey in Buffalo, New York.
Radecki graduated cum laude with a J.D. from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Law, and magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies from SUNY Buffalo.  She is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.