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Monday, March 4


Addressing State Legislative Threats: An Overview of 2019 Legislative Activity and Best Practices
Occupational licensure reform – including deregulation and hour reduction bills – has impacted AACS member school in a number of states.  Will 2019 bring more legislative activity in this area?  This panel discussion will review 2019 state legislative trends of interest and concern to all AACS members.  More importantly, AACS members and state association representatives will share best practices on how they are addressing specific legislation and threats.

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Brian Newman

AACS State Relations Advisor, Abingdon Strategies

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Frank Trieu

Owner, Evergreen Beauty College
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Cathy Koluch

Owner, The Studio Academy of Beauty

Monday March 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Crystal Ballroom


Addressing State Legislative Threats: The Role of State Associations
The session will feature AACS members who were recently involved in efforts to establish a state association.  They will explain both the impetus for establishing the association and the challenges that they faced.  Additionally, state association representatives from established associations will discuss sustaining an effectively legislative advocacy program and recommended ways for schools to effectively engage with state legislators and regulators.    


Brenda Scharman

Owner, Cameo College Of Essential Beauty
Brenda Scharman is second generation school owner of Cameo College of Essential Beauty, a single campus in SLC, Utah. She’s been the owner for nearly 35 years training in 7 core programs and numerous advanced short courses. Brenda holds an instructor license in each program offered... Read More →

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Jill Kohler

President, Penrose Academy
As President and Founder of Penrose Academy, Jill is dedicated to educating and empowering the next generation of professionals. With her experience and endless enthusiasm for business and technical education, Jill and Penrose Academy prepare students for extraordinary careers. She’s... Read More →
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Anthony Civitano

Executive Director, New York State Beauty School Association

Tricia Seil

Owner, Capri Beauty College

Monday March 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom