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Corrine Passage Bernin, Pivot Point Senior VP, Passes Away

Corrine Passage Bernin, 50, passed away on May 16 in Evanston, Illinois. Corrine served as Pivot Point International's Senior Vice President, Production and Systems Development and was the only daughter of Pivot Point International, Inc. founder Leo Passage who passed on May 11, 2011.

Corinne served Pivot Point until her death, and had spent her entire professional career with the company. She led Pivot Point’s initiative of documenting systems and procedures, enabling functions of the business to continually improve.

She was also the driving force behind “Pivot Point Cares for Kids,” the widely recognized program inaugurated in 1997 that has raised more than $1 million for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) through nationally-organized Cut-A-Thons performed by Pivot Point beauty students.

“Corrine was fresh out of college when she joined us in the publishing department,” says Pivot Point Vice President of Education & Research Judy Rambert. “She earned her hairdressing license as a teenager, and with a new journalism degree, Corrine was a perfect fit for our editorial team. When we needed a fresh critique, we could count on Corrine. Her honest, straight forward approach remained an important gift throughout Corrine's career.”

Married in 1991 to John Bernin, CEO of FrameOne Productions and PassionDrive Productions, also of Evanston, Corrine was the mother of two children, Jack, 15 and Jessica, 10.

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Jolene Turner

In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.