American Association of Cosmetology Schools Announces New Executive Director

American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) President Christine Gordon, today announced that AACS has hired Adam Nelson as Executive Director to replace the retiring CEO, Jim Cox. The announcement follows a nationwide search initiated following Cox’s 2015 announcement that he would retire in 2016. “I want to acknowledge Jim for the exemplary leadership he demonstrated during his more than 17 years of service. He has navigated our association through turbulent waters, growing our membership through value added initiatives, education and partnerships,” Gordon said.

Nelson will assume the position of Executive Director effective July 1 and will be working from Washington DC. He brings to AACS more than 20 years of non-profit and corporate experience in developing and executing award winning public affairs campaigns in diverse industries. The AACS home office will remain in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About: Founded in 1924, the American Association of Cosmetology Schools is committed to advancing educational excellence. The Association represents more than 850 privately owned cosmetology schools in North America. A non-profit association, AACS serves cosmetology, skin, nail, barbering and massage schools.


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