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Robert Passage

• 40+ years serving the Professional Beauty Industry.

• Chairman, CEO and Global Ambassador for Pivot Point International.

• Co-Founder and Board Member, Beauty Changes Lives.

• American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Member.

• Past-President of the Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools (IACS).


Lorrene Conino

• Founder and Owner of Salon Lorrene in Palatine. 

• Partners with CATIF Charity, an organization that benefits women in need and the Women’s Center at the Jesse Brown VA. 

• Serves on the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce as Vice President. 

• Member of Intercoiffure America/Canada. 

• Bachelors of Science from Roosevelt University.


Chris Damolaris

• 20+ years serving the Professional Beauty Industry.

• Owner of the Frank Gironda Salon & Spas, one of the western suburb’s largest salon and spa chains, with 150 employees.

• Developed Color Tracking Systems to measure and monitor the use of color/developer.


Nick Stenson

• 20+ years serving the Professional Beauty Industry. 

• Senior Vice President of Salon Services & Trend for Ulta Beauty with over 1,200 locations. • Leader of the Ulta Beauty Pro Team.

• Artistic Director and celebrity stylist for Matrix. 

• Multiple nominations/wins at the North American Hair Styling Awards (NAHA).

Immediate Past President

Karen Gordon

• Owner of J. Gordon Designs and Karen Gordon Hair Loss Solutions. 

• Certified Trichologist. 

• Director of Cosmetology USA for the World Trichology 

• Serves on the Board of Directors of Intercoiffure America/Canada. 

• Masters in Applied Business from DePaul University.

Past-President, Honorary Board Member

Larry Silvestri

• 40+ years serving the Professional Beauty Industry.

• Senior Vice President and COO Tricoci Hair Salons.

• Honorary CC/ABS Board Member.

• Licensed beauty professional and former salon owner.

Past President, Honorary Board Member

Denise Provenzano

• Founder and President of Zano Salons. 

• Owner and Partner of Pivot Point Academy. 

• Pivot Point Academy offers CIDESCO Certificate programs. 

• Board Member for IDFPR. • Mentor to Next Generation of Professionals.


Tony Gordon

• CEO/Hair Stylists for Gordon Enterprises comprised of five hair salon locations with 70+ employees.

• Holds several awards including Top 200 Salon for 16 years, Chicago Magazine’s Readers Choice Award 2017 and Best of the North Shore.

• Member of Cosmetologists Chicago, Intercoiffure and PBA

• Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah.


Larry Kane

• Owner, Jonathan Kane Salon.

• Member of CC, PBA and Intercoiffure.

• Has been awarded: Zero Hero Award, Salon Today Top 200
(9 times), Excellence in Training by South Suburban Small Business Association and the Phorest 5 Star Award.


Rudy Moser

• Managing Partner & Owner of A. SALON, a color focused, environmentally conscious, cruelty free and vegan friendly full-service hair salon.

• A.SALON was recognized as a finalist for Best Salon by Chicago Reader in 2019 and 2020.

• Masters in Business and Administration from the University of Minnesota.


Mireya Villarreal

• 20+ years serving the Professional Beauty Industry

• Founder and CEO of Pink Pewter

• Founder of  The Pink Pewter Foundation: A 501c3 Non-Profit Scholarship Organization

• Mom, Social Media Influencer, Author and Motivational Speaker