ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov 4, 2020 – TRSA, the association for linen, uniform, and facility services, hosted the swearing-in of new Officers and Directors Oct. 22 during the business meeting at its 107th Annual Conference in Alexandria, VA, as elected by a mail-in vote of a quorum of its members. Jim Kearns, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Alsco Inc., was elected as vice chair of TRSA’s Board of Directors.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Kearns joined Alsco Inc. in 1993 as the internal audit director and steadily advanced to his current position in January 2019. Alsco is the worldwide leader in uniform and facility service rental and has been since 1889. They provide these services to over 355,000 customers in more than 180 locations worldwide.
Kearns previously served as the Board’s treasurer and is a member of the Executive Committee of the TRSA Board of Directors. Kearns is a longtime member of TRSA and has participated on a variety of task forces and executive panels at professional development events. Outside of work, Kearns enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and fishing.
The TRSA Board represents the industry’s most diverse, inclusive membership with more than 160 linen, uniform and facility services companies in North America, as well as nearly 40 companies operating outside of North America. In addition, TRSA membership includes nearly 140 Supplier Partners, who offer the industry’s most innovative equipment, chemicals, linens, uniforms, and other products and services.
TRSA (www.trsa.org) represents the nearly $40-billion linen, uniform and facility services industry by advocating for fair federal and state regulatory and legislative policy and promoting the economic and environmental benefits of reusable textiles. Employing 180,000+ people at 1,600+ facilities in North America, our industry supplies, launders and maintains linens, uniforms, towels, mats and other products. These help businesses (including retailers, manufacturers, healthcare facilities and restaurants), government and other organizations enhance their image and provide clean, safe environments for their employees and customers. Most Americans benefit at least once per week from the hygiene and safety of products provided to the industry’s customers. TRSA verifies and quantifies our industry’s commitment to sustainability and cleanliness through our Clean Green and Hygienically Clean certification programs. TRSA increases the industry’s productivity, sustainability, safety and professionalism through education, research, benchmarking and information-sharing.