Susan Preston has built a positive reputation in the insurance industry by providing quality services to the permanent cosmetic, tattoo and beauty industries since 1993. To better serve the industry, PPIB President, Susan Preston, set up a nonprofit association for permanent cosmetic technicians that sets and promotes industry standards.
Named to IBA’s Hall of Fame in 2017, Preston was also named as one of their Elite Women in Insurance in June of 2019. A renowned speaker and writer, Susan has also worked with governing bodies in setting regulations for her fields of expertise.
Outside of insurance, Preston sits on three nonprofit boards and chairs the board of the Luther Burbank Center in Northern California.
Aura spa opened in 2009 and currently has 4 locations in Washington, D.C. and expanding to Ballston, Virginia in 2020. Elaine Perhach has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2007. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new spa’s during her travels.
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CareCredit, a part of Synchrony Bank, has been helping patients access care for 30-plus years. CareCredit’s health, wellness, and beauty credit card offers promotional financing options to help your guests fit the treatments and procedures they want into their monthly budget. Mina Chang, Relationship Manager with CareCredit, has 9-plus years of cosmetic industry expertise and relationship-management experience.
Julia Sutton currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for exhale enterprises, Inc, a leading lifestyle brand in the spa and wellbeing industry that operates 28 properties in 11 markets. As a member of the founding team, Ms. Sutton developed and scaled the Company’s operating infrastructure that today successfully delivers dozens of award-winning wellbeing, spa, and retail programs and supports an employee base of 2000.
Ms. Sutton is a recognized spa industry leader with a successful track record for developing and launching spa, fitness and retail in a number of different markets. Prior to joining the exhale team, she served as National Spa Operations Director for Wellbridge, where she directed ten spas across the country from Honolulu to New York.
Ms. Sutton has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Manhattan College. She also completed the OPM program at Harvard Business School. Julia belongs to several groups (COO network, American College of Sports Medicine, HBSCNY) and enjoys coaching basketball, playing tennis, hiking and surfing.