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DLI Names 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Benzinger named president, Schwegmann as chair

LAUREL, Md. — Each year, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) Board of Directors brings on new members as other members retire or move into Executive Committee positions. 

This August DLI bid farewell to Chairman Bobby Patel of BeCreative360 and Kona Cleaners in Orange, CA and Ed Longanecker of Iris City Cleaners in Mount Pleasant, IA.

Coming onto the board is Dan Sims of Jim’s Formal Wear in Trenton, IL and David Grippi of Clean Brands in Naples, Florida. 

DLI made this presentation at its 2023 Summer Board Meeting.

Jeff Schwegmann II moved to the Chair position while Kathy Benzinger became President for the 2023-2024 term. Kyle Nesbit became President-Elect and Toran Brown was elected Treasurer. All Executive Committee positions are for the 2023–2024 term. 

All Executive, Director, and District Committee Member leadership positions are volunteer. DLI greatly appreciates the time and resources all members of the Board of Directors share in guiding the Institute.


DLI Names 2023-2024 Board of Directors

The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) recently announced its Board of Directors for 2023-2024. Front Row (l-r): DLI Treasurer & District 8 Director Toran Brown, DLI President Kathy Benzinger, DLI President-Elect Kyle Nesbit, and DLI Chair Jeff Schwegmann II. Second row: District 2 Director Norman Way, District 5 Committee Member Tom Ustanik, District 8 Committee Member Ray Rangwala, District 7 Committee Member Ryan Fish, District 4 Director Raymond Kroner, and Allied Trades Committee Member Jeff Jordan. Back row: District 3 Director Don Holececk, District 4 Committee Member John Mertes, District 2 Committee Member Chris Edwards, Allied Trades Director, Mark Albrecht, District 5 Director Dan Sims, District 1 Committee Member David Grippi and District 6 Director Danny Bahlman. Not pictured: District 3 Committee Member Rhonda Eysel, District 7 Director Hilary Taylor, District 6 Committee Member Allan Cripe, and DLI CEO and Secretary of the Board Mary Scalco. (Photo: DLI)

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