The Professional Beauty Association has announced several corporate appointments and promotions.
Steve Sleeper, executive director of PBA will remain at the helm of the organization. Eric Z. Horn, formerly show director for Cosmoprof North America and director of sales for the International Salon & Spa Expo, has been promoted to associate executive director-business development. He will now oversee sales and event operation teams for all PBA events, as well as sponsorship sales.
Sam Leyvas has been promoted to associate executive director-association services and will expand his former role in government affairs and advocacy to include the management of the membership, education and training areas for PBA. Leyvas will continue to help PBA enhance member services and promote industry interests and causes nationwide.
Toni Davis has been named director of sales-business development and will oversee sales and sponsorship management for all PBA events. She will report to Horn. PBA has also added staffers in the areas of finance, event operations, education, member services and government affairs to support the industry volunteers who lead the association. Visit probeauty.org.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to announce that Sport Clips Haircuts has recommitted their efforts to conquer childhood cancers and will donate another $1 million to St. Baldrick’s over the next three years.
Farouk Systems, Inc. hosted its fourth bi-annual CHI Education Symposium for cosmetology instructors across the US. More than 80 instructors from CHI Partner Schools traveled to Houston for this three-day educational event.
A few months in to the Wahl Fade It Forward program, the chosen students have found that the support from UCAN, a Chicago social service organization, has given them a leg up at His & Hers Barber School.
Lakmé USA announced that Steve DeCola has joined the Lakmé team as the National Sales Manager. In his new role, he will be working closely with all members of the team to increase the Lakmé footprint and distribution across the United States.
At the national headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the Vietnam War veteran who founded Sport Clips Haircuts handed over a check for $1.35 million to the VFW Foundation in order to support Help A Hero.