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Oakbrook Ter, IL

Brian Wallace, CLA Member

Coin Laundry Association
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Brian Wallace, CLA Member

Coin Laundry Association


Originally from Chicago, Brian joined the CLA in 1992 and assumed the role of CEO in June 1999. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University. A leader in the self-service laundry industry for over 20 years, Brian has led more than 600 educational seminars and penned numerous articles on all things related to self-service laundry management. Brian currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Clean Show - the world’s largest exhibition of laundry equipment and services. He is Past-President of Cleaning & Laundry Association Executives (CLAE), and is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Association Forum of Chicagoland. In his time “off the road,” Brian resides outside of Chicago in Elmhurst, IL with his wife Julia and daughter Beatrix.

Over the past 10 years, I have flown an average of 100,000 miles per year traveling to laundry industry events and visiting with CLA members
I'm a regular attendee at Opening Day for both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears
My music collection numbers more than 5,000 albums
I take an annual fishing trip with friends in the laundry business

CLA Member Since

  • On staff since 1992