Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
Leadership & Spokesperson Bios
David Bronner is President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. He is a grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and a fifth-generation soapmaker. Under David’s leadership, in 2003, Dr. Bronner’s was one of the first brands to certify their soaps, lotions and balms under the USDA National Organic Program. Today Dr. Bronner’s is coordinating certified Fair Trade projects for all major ingredients, including olive oil from the West Bank and Israel, coconut oil from Sri Lanka, and palm oil from Ghana. David pioneered the use of 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles for the liquid soaps and a hemp/recycled paper blend to package the bars. David was the main coordinator of the Hemp Industries Association’s successful multi-year litigation against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to protect sales of hemp foods and body care in the U.S. (2001-2004). He is an active supporter of both the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp, working to bring back hemp farming in the U.S.
David was born in Los Angeles in 1973 and now lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Kris and daughter Maya. He enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer team and dancing late into the night.
Michael Bronner is Vice President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. He is a grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and a fifth-generation soapmaker. He became Vice President in 2000 and is primarily responsible for the company’s international expansion. Under his leadership, sales of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in Japan, South Korea and other international markets have grown from less than 1% to over 20% of the company’s revenues. Today, he continues to take a leadership role in opening new markets for Dr. Bronner’s in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Michael was born in 1975 in Los Angeles and now lives in Carlsbad, California.
Chief Financial Officer
Trudy Bronner is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. Trudy has been CFO since 1993 and also currently oversees the management of Dr. Bronner’s Family Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation funded by the profits of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.
Upon the death of her father-in-law, Emanuel Bronner, she guided the company onto firm financial footing by coordinating the payment of $2.5 million in inheritance taxes. Since that time, sales have more than quadrupled.
Trudy serves the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego and the Escondido Community Foundation. A mother of three, Trudy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, plays Mah-Jongg and is an avid sports fan.
Author of “Going Green with a Bronner Mom” Blog
Lisa Bronner is a granddaughter of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and the sister of David and Michael Bronner. Unlike her brothers, she is not a soapmaker. Lisa is a wife and a mother of three young kids. She spends her days doing what it takes to keep a family and household running. In addition to the basics, she gardens, quilts, crochets, prays, makes paper airplanes and play-dough, untangles parachute men, builds forts and teaches basic tree climbing. She is active in Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs), participates in a small church group and facilitates a grass-fed beef CSA. She writes about it all at her blog, “Going Green with a Bronner Mom.”