Staff & Jobs


Our professional staff is dedicated to serving our membership through programs and resources for success.

Contact Us: 480.281.0424

Executive Offices

Steve Sleeper
Executive Director

Rachel Molepske
Director of Leadership Operations & Charitable Programs



Trisha Thiede
Sales Manager

Rebecca Burns
Sales Support Specialist

Event Operations

Audra Jones
General Manager of Events

Shiloh Valeriano
Event Operations Manager

Gina Moon
Event & Registration Manager



Leslie Perry
Education Manager

Paige Peterson
Education Coordinator

Finance & Administration

Steve Wilkerson, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Lori A. Rayhorn, CPA
Director of Accounting & Administration

Christy Weaver
Finance & IT Manager

Government Affairs

Myra Irizarry Reddy
Director of Government Affairs

Kati Rapoza
Advocacy Program Manager


Nina Daily
Director of Marketing

Sheri Rearick
Event Brand Manager

Erin Walter
Membership Brand Manager

Angelica Kenrick
Digital Brand Manager

Julie Melton
Associate Brand Manager

Amanda Smith
Brand Design Manager

Kim Calderon
Graphic Designer

Dani Targosz
Graphic Designer

Logan Fowler
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Taylor Trujillo
Marketing Coordinator

Member Engagement and Services


Bob Myers
General Manager of Membership

Elizabeth Fantetti
Director of Member Engagement

Janice Olson

Betty Sharp

Crystal Keenan
Member Engagement Coordinator


Become a part of the PBA professional team.

At the Professional Beauty Association we celebrate our successes and look forward to new opportunities. Teamwork is key to meeting challenges and having fun at the same time. If you're interested in becoming a part of our team, you're just a few steps away! See what job opportunities are available at PBA.



IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: General Manager of Events

LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona / Open to Remote

OVERVIEW: The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is a non-profit membership organization, with members and a Board of Directors representing licensed professionals, salons, manufacturers, distributors, schools, and students. PBA produces two established trade shows and other related events annually, the International Salon + Spa Expo in Long Beach, CA and Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, NV, as part of a joint venture.

The Sales Associate is responsible for achieving exhibit booth sales, sponsorship and advertising goals of more than $8 million through a combination of personal sales and working with an Integrated Sales Team comprised of PBA event sales, membership, education and marketing staff.

PBA is located in sunny, Scottsdale, Arizona and offers a flexible work week, great benefits and an inviting work culture. PBA recently relocated to a state-of-the-art building, proudly boasting ergonomic workspace, flex space and an inviting atmosphere.


  • Strong rapport building
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Organized and task focused
  • Independent yet thrives in collaborative environment
  • Ability to remain positive while overcoming resistance
  • Meeting sales goals
  • Negotiation skills
  • Selling to customer needs
  • Motivation for sales
  • Sales planning
  • Building relationships
  • Managing processes
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Trade show & event knowledge


  • Manage assigned general and key accounts.
  • Facilitate revenue generation for PBA events and sales initiatives through booth assignments, sponsorships, educational opportunities, advertising and memberships.
  • Provides telephone and electronic communication outreach for prospecting and closing booth sales, sponsorships and advertising.
  • Provides outstanding customer service and follow up with current and potential customers.
  • Understands and implements strategies for new lead prospecting and sales.
  • Establishes effective communications with sales managers, support staff, other departments, executive management and members of the Integrated Sales Team.
  • Supports PBA in providing a progressively positive member experience.
  • Represents the Integrated Sales Team at industry events.


  • Ability to work and communicate positively with all levels within the organization and with potential exhibitors and PBA members.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects and competing tasks/priorities.
  • Proven project management, sales and relationship development skills.
  • Understanding of event logistics and floorplans.
  • Proficient in a Microsoft Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite and browser-based applications. Knowledge of A2Z booth tracking system or similar exposition management system a plus!
  • Ability to travel overnight and have flexibility to work nights and weekends to accommodate annual events, board meetings and prospecting at other events.
  • Beauty industry knowledge a plus.
BENEFITS PACKAGE: PBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including competitive base salary, annual incentive bonus, health, dental, vision, disability, group life & AD&D insurance coverage, ten paid holidays, paid time off starting at 12 days per year, paid maternity/paternity leave, flexible schedules and a 401k retirement plan. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


Please email Bob Myers, bob@probeauty.org, to apply.


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