Distributor Candidates

Distributor Candidates

Advisory Council voting is Now Open!

Each year, PBA Distributor Members have the opportunity to elect two (2) members to the Advisory Council.

There are six representatives on each Advisory Council and the terms are for three years. Two of these representatives' terms will expire on August 31, 2022. The newly elected representatives will join their Council to represent the members-at-large of their membership section.

As set forth in the bylaws, the Advisory Council established a nominating committee to develop a slate of candidates for your consideration. Members were notified of the opportunity to be considered as a candidate of the Advisory Council via the PBA website, social media, and email communications. The Nominating Committee considered each applicant's experience and skillset and is confident the final candidates are highly qualified to be part of your Advisory Council.

Read candidate bios below and click VOTE NOW to submit your votes. Choose TWO nominees from those listed below.

Votes must be submitted by May 6, 2022.



ALEX COHN (*Incumbent*)
Premier Beauty Supply – Northbrook, IL
PBA Member Company since 1989

Currently, Alex serves on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Distributor Advisory Council for PBA. He co-founded and is Chair of the newly created PBA Future Leaders organization and is seeking to be re-elected for the 2022 term for the Advisory Council to continue the progress being made with his fellow colleagues.

Alex started in the beauty industry in 2010 with Premier Beauty Supply. Alex has held varied and diverse positions across many roles, which allowed him to work with great people within the salon, manufacture, and distribution networks. Currently as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Premier, his goal is to always best support Premier's partnered salons and vendors while driving their business forward. Alex prides himself on always evolving the way Premier goes to market. Thank you for your consideration.


Ethos Beauty Partners – Runnemede, NJ
PBA Member Company since 1953

Following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps Joe and Howard, Josh was the president of Raylon Corporation for 10 years. In 2016, Josh successfully transitioned his distribution company post sale to SalonCentric by founding Art Of Business. In 2022, Josh merged Art of Business with a competitor, East Coast Salon Services, to form a new company called Ethos Beauty Partners, which services the mid-Atlantic US. Today Josh co-manages Ethos with his partner Kara Klet.  

Josh formerly served on the PBA Board of Directors for 6 years. 

Josh has a deep passion for the “professional” beauty industry, salons and hairdressers. He believes the mission of the PBA should be to champion the salon and stylists, and those that serve them.


WES BROWN (*Incumbent*)
Beauty Solutions, LLC – Santa Cruz, CA
PBA Member Company since 2007

Wes has experienced almost every position during his 40+ years in beauty, including DSC, salon owner and distributor. Wes has also imported products and started brands, from product development and raw materials to filling and finished goods. Wes has acquired businesses and has been acquired, learning the legal side of Business. 

As Director of Marketing and Technology for Beauty Solutions, he is finding new ways to engage clients and help them engage theirs, and by leading beauty professionals, either by example and training, or doing “it” for them with technology products to help them grow their business.

Beauty Solution’s DSCs, Resource Centers and e-Commerce is fully integrated, allowing them to automate most workflow tasks, making it almost impossible to make mistakes in order and shipping processes.  Wes’ broad experience in the beauty business and his passion for helping salons will be a valuable asset to the Distributor Council.


Cool Beauty Consulting – Louisville, KY
PBA Member Company since 2005

Bennie Pollard: Founder and co-owner of Cool Beauty Consulting, speaker, salon owner, and author. Bennie is a second-generation hairstylist and a true inspiration to everyone he meets! He has been a salon owner since 1992, his salon earning numerous accolades since its inception. He is a 7-time finalist and a two-time NAHA winner, a guest artist, and he has coached salons across the US. Bennie launched Cool Beauty Consulting in 2013 and in 2018 he released the book, “Small Business for the Rest of Us – One Dude’s Journey”. Bennie’s book is a business bio providing insights into the highs and lows of building a successful business in the salon industry. A long time member and attendee of the PBA, Bennie has exhibited as well as participated in PBA workshops. Bennie has also participated in PBA panels, and he considers the PBA to be a very valuable part of his career.