When the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) merged with the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) in January 2010, it brought many long-term individual members who have demonstrated consistent support for the association throughout their entire careers. The stories they have to tell are moving and their voices are an important part of our history.
To capture the wisdom of these members and to show sincere appreciation for the contributions they have made, PBA is honoring these individuals who have dedicated the majority of their lives to the advancement of the beauty industry through the new Lifetime Member Program. This program recognizes and rewards loyal Beauty Professional/NCA section members with 50+ consecutive years of membership by bestowing on them complimentary PBA Lifetime Member status.
PBA recognizes passion, dedication and knowledge are truly some of the main driving forces behind successful beauty professionals of any age. Another way PBA will honor Lifetime Members is through our new Lifetime Member educational scholarship. This scholarship will celebrate the spirit of commitment demonstrated by the Lifetime Members through fostering advancement through education. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current PBA individual and student members annually. PBA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Kao USA and Goldwell of NY, our program sponsors.
PBA is proud to celebrate the spirit, contributions, loyalty and professionalism of our PBA Lifetime Members. Read their inspiring stories and words of wisdom at probeauty.org/recognition.
Thank You To Our Current Lifetime Members
Lorna Tyson, Bismarck, ND - joined February 1936
William J. Ware, Fort Lauderdale, FL – joined April 1948
Denise Miller, Corpus Christi, TX - joined January 1951
Lucy Sorin, Columbia, MO – joined January 1958
Hans Neumaier, Rochester, NY – joined March 1958
Ann Renfroe, Southport, FL – joined April 1958
Lisa Esposito, Johnston, RI – joined July 1960
Georgia Unthank, Godfrey, IL – joined July 1960
Helene Alu, Saint Louis, MO – joined January 1961
Donald Stella – joined January 1961
Josephine Zeppieri, Rockford, IL - joined April 1961
Gloria Di Sanza, Scottsdale, AZ – joined February 1962
Sharon Lough, Kenosha, WI – joined July 1962
Benia Davis PhD, Chicago, IL – joined January 1963
Roger Prince, Nashville, TN – joined July 1963
PBA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our program sponsors.
About PBA Membership
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advances the professional beauty industry by providing our members with education, charitable outreach, government advocacy, events and more. PBA is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons and spas, distributors, manufacturers and beauty professionals/NCA. Visit probeauty.org or call 800.468.2274 (480.281.0424) for more information.