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Jill Kohler

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 a proud member and active supporter of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, the Professional Beauty Association and currently serves as a Commissioner on the Arizona Commission for Post-Secondary Education, appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in 2015.

Jill began her career in the professional beauty industry in 1993 in the Marketing and Education division of Nexxus Products Company. She joined the staff of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) in 1996.

Jill and her husband Burt founded Penrose Academy in 2006, a private, post-secondary institution that trains estheticians, laser technicians, hairdressers, nail technicians and cosmetologists.
Penrose Academy’s faculty and staff showcase an ever-evolving curricula that explores both technical and business education on a 20,000 sf campus in Scottsdale, AZ.

In her spare time, Jill loves to travel, garden and hike with Rucker, the Kohler family’s Doberman Pinscher.