Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show Announce Growth to Team

America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) is pleased to announce the appointment of new team members to join a leading legacy association of salon professionals, salon owners, barbers, nail technicians, estheticians, and students.

This comes at a time of progress and momentum, as planning is underway for the 2024 America’s Beauty Show, April 20-22, 2024, as well as the development of enhancements for members of Cosmetologists Chicago.

We are very fortunate to have such talented teammates to help continue developing the legacy of America’s Beauty Show and Cosmetologists Chicago,” said Frank P. Fulco, CEO of America’s Beauty Show (ABS) and Cosmetologists Chicago (CC). “Donna, Kathy, Angie, and Gabby each have unique skills and will be focused on building America’s Beauty Show 24 – What’s NEXT exhibitor engagement, digital marketing, event sponsorship, and unique business-development programs. They are joined by a dedicated and talented team of colleagues working together to serve all licensed beauty professionals,” added Fulco.

ABS and CC Welcome New Hires

Angie Keane, Manager of Operations & Business Development, brings operational experience, leadership, and efficiency to CC and ABS. “Putting my project planning skills at the forefront, I will focus on a new Health & Wellness Pavilion at America’s Beauty Show,” said Keane. “I’m looking forward to bringing a new perspective on health and wellness, and reminding the beauty industry to put themselves first.”

Joining the ABS Exhibitor Sales Team, led by Jarek Lipczynski, Director of Sales, will be:

Donna Cristino, Senior Sales Manager, a licensed cosmetologist, and licensed esthetician, has 25+ years of dedicated experience in the beauty industry. She has owned a barbershop, created her brand that sold on QVC, and worked for several distributors and other retailers, large and small, throughout the country. Donna understands the importance of attending beauty shows as a salon pro and exhibiting as a brand.

I love the beauty industry and speaking to brands that are changing the beauty world with their unique ideas and talent,” said Cristino. “Working with a dedicated group of individuals who all seek the same goal of building the best beauty show in the world is great.

Kathy Gruttadauria, Senior Sales Manager, has worked in sales and event management in the beauty industry for 20+ years. “Having always admired the excitement and professionalism America’s Beauty Show brings to the industry every year, I look forward to joining the Cosmetologists Chicago team and bringing Skin & Spa to America’s Beauty Show!” said Gruttadauria. “My goal is to partner and strategize with my clients and work with them toward mutually beneficial goals before, during, and post event,” she added.

In addition, Gaby Zepeda, Digital Marking Ambassador, brings a wealth of creativity and experience in digital marketing. While pursuing a master’s degree in digital marketing at Northern Illinois University, she will contribute to and collaborate with the CC/ABS Team. “I’m thrilled to join the America’s Beauty Show and Cosmetologists Chicago team to network, learn, and be inspired,” said Zepeda.

The ABS team includes:

Frank Fulco, CEO Jessi Marshall, Director of Education
Megan Goggin, Director of Marketing Kate Gallagher, Public Relations
Jayke Lind, Operations Director Gaby Zepeda, Digital Marking Ambassador
Jarek Lipczynski, Director of Sales Michael Micek, Chicago Association Management
Donna Cristino, Senior Sales Manager Kristen Erickson, Creative Director
Angie Keane, Manager of Operations & Business Development Traci Sally, Digital Creative Director

More information on ABS and CC can be found at

Save the dates: ABS 2024 will be held April 20-22, 2024, in Rosemont, IL at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Tickets are available now.

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