Board Candidates (School)

KarynLaitisKaryn Laitis (Incumbent)

“I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the AACS Board for the past three years, participating in many task forces to further develop value for the benefit of all members. We’re still facing multi-directional challenges. I am committed to contribute to the growth and sustainability of our educational value serving students and communities. I would be honored to be re-elected.”



LynelleLynchLynelle Lynch (Incumbent)

“My passion mirrors the mission of the AACS Board – to elevate the perception of beauty and wellness careers and help students discover the opportunities through scholarships.  It’s been my honor to serve this past year as President of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation as we proudly raised almost $2 million for scholarships.  If re-elected, I would continue to work tirelessly with dedication to support AACS member schools through public relations and scholarships, so we can continue this noble endeavor that will support your school’s success.  I humbly ask for your vote.”


Tam NguyenTam Nguyen (Incumbent)

“I am Tam Nguyen, second generation school owner/NACCAS Evaluator, and would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve our membership as a Board Member! I humbly seek your vote to continue my service to our amazing industry.  Activities during my tenure included Chairing Diversity Task Force, Co-Chairing GRT Fundraising, and contributing to Beauty Changes Lives.”



charles riserCharles Riser Jr.

“After over twenty years in the professional beauty industry, I know I am absolutely passionate about what we do.  I am also passionate about doing the right thing. I want to be on this board because I want to help shape and drive the direction of the industry for the NEXT twenty years.  I always want to do the “right thing” even when the “right thing” isn’t working.”



Dana SwansonDana Swanson

“My background encompasses over 15 years of work experience in education, beauty, government and nonprofit industries. I have been with Remington College since its inception of the Cosmetology Program and helped to facilitate its startup at 13 campuses. In the last four years, I have been fortunate to serve on the Government Relations Committee as its Communications Director and have written articles for BeautyLink. With my diverse experience and strong work ethic, I would be a dedicated member of the Board of Directors and would like to ask for your vote.  Thank you.


frank-trieu-newFrank Trieu (Incumbent)

“As second generation school owner of three schools in the Washington State, I would be honored to serve you again for a second term on the Board of Directors.  In the last 10 years in AACS and NACCAS, I have served on the State Relations Team, Affinity Team,  Finance Committee, a panelist for both CEA/AACS, and a NACCAS Evaluator.”