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PBA Announces New Leadership Appointments

September 11, 2013 | 8:46 AM

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced new appointments to its Board of Directors for the 2013/2014 term, which began September 1, 2013. PBA's Board and Councils are comprised of highly respected beauty professionals who volunteer their time to advance PBA and the industry at large.

 Scott Buchanan, owner of the Scott J Salons & Spas, will lead the PBA Board of Directors as Chair while Reuben Carranza, North American Leader/CEO of Wella, The Salon Professional Division of Proctor & Gamble, serves as Vice Chair. Buchanan's appointment marks the second time a salon owner has been elected as Chairman of PBA's Board.

 "I am honored and grateful to be able to serve with so many distinguished industry leaders who volunteer their time for the betterment of our industry. I look forward to continuing to build on the extraordinary services and benefits PBA provides to our industry and all those who work in it," says Buchanan.

 Also new to the Board are Kevin Barrett (Fromm International) and Cynthia Heisser (Ultimate Beauty Companies). The new appointments join current Board members Mark Goodman (The Hair-Designers), Beth Hickey (Spa Specialties Representatives), Marilyn Ihloff (Ihloff Salon and Day Spa), Harlan Kirschner (Kirschner Group), Edwin Neill III (Neill Corp), Graciela Santiler Nowik (Hair Base Salon & Spa), Renee Shakour (Interiors by RG Shakour) and Oliver Steinnagel (Oliver's Hair Salon).

 PBA would like to thank its outgoing Chairman Max Wexler (Beauty Craft) and Board member Brian Graham (GF Management), as well as the industry volunteers leaving its Advisory Councils (formerly Leadership Councils).

 Leaving the Beauty Professional/NCA Council are Marlene Bridge (Educator), James Jordan (Matthew Ray Salon) and Georg Schmieder (Louis Dugal Hair and Color Salon). Remaining on the Council are Marcia Bird (Raritan Valley Community College), Mark Goodman (The Hair Designers), Beth Hickey (Spa Specialties Representatives), Sandra Holland (Head Liners Salon & Spa), Grace Santiler Nowik (Hair Base Salon & Spa), and Peggy Sue Schmoldt (Academy of Cosmetology Arts, LLC). Santiler Nowik will retain her role as council president.

 Leaving the Distributor Council are Peter Garzone (Professional Salon Services), Steve Neumaier (Goldwell New York) and Max Wexler (Beauty Craft Supply and Equipment). Remaining on the Council are Paul Gauvin (WS Beauty Supply), Cynthia Heisser (Ultimate Beauty Companies), Edwin Neill III (Neill Corp), Brandon Ranney (Creative Salon Concepts), Renee Shakour (Interiors by RG Shakour), and Karl Sweis (Sweis, Inc.).

 Leaving the Manufacturer Council are Brian Graham (GF Management) and Mark Spilo (Spilo Worldwide). Remaining on the Council are Kevin Barrett (Fromm International), Reuben Carranza (Wella/P&G Salon Professional), Scott Hagstrom (Helen of Troy), Harlan Kirschner (The Kirschner Group), Michael Riley (Scruples Professional Salon Products Inc.), and Colin Walsh (L'Oreal USA).

 Leaving the Salon/Spa Council are Larry Curtis (Taylor Andrews Academy), Daired Ogle (Daired's Salon and Spa Pangea) and Jan Seybold (Carenza Color. Cutting. Experience.) Remaining on the Council are Scott Buchanan (Scott J Salon & Spa), Bonnie Conte (Avalon Salon and Day Spa), Tiffany Conway (CoCo Cheveux Salon), Oliver Steinnagel (Oliver's Hair Salon), Rowena Yeager (Studio Wish Salon), and Holly Zapata (KCharles & Company Salons).

 PBA encourages industry professionals to join PBA and take an active role in the association. In addition to the Board of Directors and Advisory Councils, members are encouraged to volunteer on committees to support the association's programs and initiatives. Learn more at probeauty.org.

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