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The Professional Beauty Association Announces New and Returning Members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Councils

Anne Moratto | July 29, 2015 | 12:48 PM
Reuben Carranza, Group President, R+Co & V76, Luxury Brand Partners will serve as incoming Chairman of the Board and Beth Hickey, with Spa Specialties Representatives will serve as Vice-Chair.

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is proud to announce new leadership for the 2015/2016 term. Reuben Carranza, Group President, R+Co & V76, Luxury Brand Partners will serve as incoming Chairman of the Board and Beth Hickey, with Spa Specialties Representatives will serve as Vice-Chair.  Hickey is the first member of the Beauty Professional/NCA Council to be appointed as PBA Vice-Chair. Outgoing Chairman of the Board Scott Buchanan, (Scott J Salon & Spa), will continue to serve on the Board.

The PBA Board of Directors is comprised of 12 industry professionals who represent various sectors of the beauty industry.  The following are the industry professionals who will serve on the Board of Directors for the 2015/2016 term:  Kevin Barrett (Fromm International), Scott Buchanan (Scott J Salon & Spa), Reuben Carranza (Luxury Brand Partners), Mark Goodman (The Hair-Designers), Beth Hickey (Spa Specialties Representatives), Harlan Kirschner (Kirschner Group), Edwin Neill III (Neil Corp), Graciela Santiler-Nowik (Hair Base Salon & Spa), Renee Shakour (Interiors by RG Shakour), Oliver Steinnagel (Oliver's Hair Salon), Karl Sweis (Sweis Professional Salon & Spa Products), and Rowena Yeager (Studio Wish Salon). Cynthia Heisser (Ultimate Beauty Companies), will be leaving the Board.

"I am proud to announce the Professional Beauty Association's Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term, as well as our incoming Advisory Council Members. As the nation's largest and most comprehensive beauty industry trade association, these leaders will provide valuable input as we increase awareness for PBA's advocacy efforts and build our membership," said PBA Executive Director, Steve Sleeper. "I also want to sincerely thank our outgoing Board and Advisory Council members. These volunteer leaders have been instrumental in helping move PBA's mission forward."

In addition to the Board of Directors, PBA's governance model includes four Advisory Council Members.  These councils are as follows: Beauty Professional/NCA, Distributor, Manufacturer and Salon/Spa. Members of these councils serve as an ongoing resource to provide recommendations and advice to the PBA Board of Directors.

Advisory Council Membership for 2015/2016 is as follows:

Beauty Professional/NCA Council: Marcia Bird (Raritan Valley Community College), Janae Davis* (Salon Janae), Mark Goodman (The Hair Designers), Beth Hickey (Spa Specialties Representatives), Steven Porter (Steven Porter Hair), and Peggy Sue Schmoldt** (Academy of Cosmetology).

Distributor Council: Jennifer Almonte (Professional Salon Services) Sydney Berry* (Salon Services and Supplies), Edwin Neil III (Neil Corp), Brandon Ranney (Creative Salon Concepts), Renee Shakour (Interiors by RG Shakour), Karl Sweis** (Sweis Professional Salon & Spa Products). 

Manufacturer Council:  Kevin Barrett (Fromm International), Reuben Carranza (Luxury Brand Partners), Scott Hagstrom** (Helen of Troy), Sara Jones (Joico Laboratories)*, Harlan Kirschner (Kirschner Group), and Colin Walsh (DevaCurl).

Salon/Spa Council: Scott Buchanan (Scott J Salon & Spa), Bonnie Conte (Avalon Salon and Day Spa), Oliver Steinnagel* (Oliver's Hair Salon), Rowena Yeager (Studio Wish Salon), and Holly Vaught** (KCharles & Company Salons).

PBA would also like to sincerely thank the following out-going Advisory Council Members: Cynthia Heisser (Ultimate Beauty Companies), Michael Riley (Scruples Professional Salon Products, Inc.), Graciela Santiler-Nowik (Hair Base Salon & Spa), and Tiffany Conway (CoCo Cheveaux Salon).

*Indicates a newly elected Advisory Council Member

**Indicates a re-elected Advisory Council Member 


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