Professional Beauty Association Honors Dedication of Long-Time Members

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.


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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

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: Goldwell New York and Kao USA Inc.  

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 or call 800.468.2274 (480.281.0424) for more information.