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PBA Announces Board of Directors & Advisory Council – Industry News

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), the national trade organization representing the professional beauty industry, announced in a statement its incumbent Board of Directors and Advisory Council, effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2025. The Board of Directors oversees budgeting, endorsement of legislation, strategic planning, and industry-wide issues, while the Advisory Council takes an active role in the development of association programs and initiatives.


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PBA announced the following elected officials:

Professional Beauty Association Board of Directors

  • Chair: Sydney Berry, Salon Services & Supplies – Renton, WA
  • Vice-Chair: Jay Elarar, Moroccanoil – Montreal, QC
  • Treasurer: Alex Cohn*, Premier Beauty Supply – Northbrook, IL
  • Beth Carson, Sam Villa – Las Vegas, NV
  • Bonnie Conte, Avalon Salon and Day Spa – Deer Park, IL
  • Jenae Davis, Salon Jenae – Bloomington, IL
  • Maggie DiFalco, Maggie The Salon – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Cindy Feldman, Progressions Salon Spa Store – Rockville, MD
  • Lisa Lane, Lisa’s of Annapolis – Annapolis, MD
  • Steven Porter*, Steven Porter Hair – Louisville, KY
  • Zach Rieken, Living Proof – New York, NY
  • Karl Sweis, SWEIS, Inc – Torrance, CA

* = newly appointed

Professional Beauty Association Advisory Council Members

Beauty Professional/NCA Advisory Council

  • Chair: Jenae Davis, Salon Jenae – Bloomington, IL
  • Dr. Tye Caldwell, ShearShare – McKinney, TX
  • Lisa Lane, Lisa’s of Annapolis – Annapolis, MD
  • Steven Porter, Steven Porter Hair – Louisville, KY
  • Antonio Vozzolo, Kimera Salon – Jericho, NY
  • Maureen Wanner*, Timeless Salon Spa – Mandan, ND

Distributor Advisory Council

  • Chair: Alex Cohn, Premier Beauty Supply – Northbrook, IL
  • Sydney Berry, Salon Services & Supplies – Renton, WA
  • Shelby Michaelis, Salon Service Group – Springfield, MO
  • Sheila Phillips, Liquid Assets, LLC. – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Karl Sweis, SWEIS, Inc – Torrance, CA
  • Josh Hafetz*, Ethos Beauty Partners – Runnemede, NJ

Manufacturer Advisory Council

  • Chair: Zach Rieken, Living Proof – New York, NY
  • Beth Carson, Sam Villa – Las Vegas, NV
  • Jason Yates, John Paul Mitchell Systems Inc. – Los Angeles, CA
  • Kate Harrison*, K8 Hair – San Francisco, CA
  • Brandon Hutchins*, Beauty Industry Group – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Leslie Marino, L’Oreal Professional Products – New` York, NY

Salon/Spa Advisory Council

  • Chair: Cynthia Feldman, Progressions Salon Spa Store – Rockville, MD
  • Maggie DiFalco, Maggie the Salon – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Candy Shaw, Sunlights Bayalage – Atlanta, GA
  • Oliver Steinnagel, Oliver’s Hair Salon – Overland Park, KS
  • Kate Cottrill*, Ihloff Salon – Tulsa, OK

* = newly appointed

A special thank you to the following outgoing Board of Director and Advisory Council members and their contributions to the beauty industry:

  • Beth Hickey, Spa Specialties Representatives – Arlington, TX
  • Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson Collective – South Weber, UT
  • Wes Brown, Beauty Solutions – Santa Cruz, CA
  • David Berglass, DAVEXLABS LLC – Santa Monica, CA
  • Jay Elarar, Moroccanoil – Montreal, QC
  • Jeff Grissler, The Salon Professional Academy – Wilmington, NC

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