GILLIAN ARMOUR, AICI CIP
Interim Board Director/Immediate Past President
Gillian Armour, AICI CIP, is the founder of Fashion Stylist Institute. FSI is a fashion eTech institute offering CEU'd online image training courses focused exclusively on providing training and business start-up opportunities for fashion professionals world-wide.
Gillian is the Immediate Past President of AICI WEST (2019-2020 term) and served as President from 2011 to 2013. She was VP of Membership from 2008 to 2011. Gillian has published nineteen books about fashion, image, color, and style. Her most recent book “The Virtual Personal Stylist” trains consultants to have an online business and accompanies a certification course of the same name.
Gillian is the founder and COO of BestDressed.org (a 501c3 non-profit benefiting teens and women). Gillian is based in Sacramento, California.
MARIA DRAXLER, AICI CIC
Maria Draxler is a certified image consultant and has served on the US West Region board as VP of Marketing and Communications (2018-2019). She founded her image consulting business, Impressions, in 2018 after 20 years in corporate work as a mortgage consultant and financial advisor. Her corporate experience and extensive training has given her a great foundation to help clients with their personal and professional goals. She works primarily in the Denver area but has clients across the United States and internationally.
JACLYN ARCURI, CISP
Jaclyn Arcuri is a new Certified Image Stylist Professional, living in Scottsdale, Arizona. For over 10 years, she has worked as a senior executive in financial services, and has traveled all over the country, working with companies of various industries, demographics and cultures. Her leadership and coaching in sales and executive presence skills has given her the opportunity to mentor professionals at all levels. Through these experiences, she has had the privilege of meeting many exceptional men and women, who have the potential to showcase the best version of themselves through fashion, presence and overall image. As more and more women become leaders in the workplace, Jaclyn is passionate about helping them put forward the best versions of themselves.
Jaclyn holds her undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in Journalism, and her MBA in Finance. When she is not running, traveling or hanging out with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, she devotes her time to fashion blogs, scanning the new arrivals at Nordstrom and reading all about green skincare.
PENNY RAISOR, CIC
Penny Raisor is Certified Image Consultant and owner of Penopoulos Personal Styling. She is a graduate of Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, and loves reading about the philosophical meanings behind style and fashion. She has 4 boys, and spends her spare time volunteering for her children's PTAs and her church. Penny currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Her work email is and her website is penopoulos.com
VANESSA KARIN KAPINSKI, CIC
VP Marketing / Social Media
Vanessa is originally from Sao Paulo - Brazil, where she graduated in Business and Marketing. She worked as a Marketing Executive for several companies, some of them related to fashion, before moving to the U.S. in 2009. In America Vanessa worked as the PR director for the Brazilian Association in Pittsburgh and started to manage Facebook groups with thousands of followers in the cities she lived. In California she started her own social media brand after having her son in her 40's. Her way to live life and take care of herself attracted followers interested to learn about skincare, kids education or life style.
Never afraid to restart, when her son went to school, she decided to become an Image Consultant and to begin a new business in a market that was her passion before, fashion. Her goal is helping moms and women over 40 to find their better version. Today she continues to embrace her relationship with her followers and tries to make a difference in the Social Media world.
Viola was an ENT surgeon before she decided to go into fashion. After the decision was made, she earned a BFA at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NYC in fashion design in 2005, and became a fashion designer on Fifth Ave, including for Polo Ralph Lauren and Elie Tahari. She has been a fashion designer, design director and VP of Products for several fashion brands in the US and China.
In recent years, she had an increasing interest in personalized image consulting and education, so she expanded her horizons into the Image Consulting field. A fully qualified color analyst and image consultant now with her own studio "Vimage Consultant” in Los Angeles, she also writes articles and blogs related to aesthetics, fashion, and styling on a regular basis.
BRENDA LIZ GINÉS, CIC
VP Marketing / Public Relations
Brenda a Certified Image Consultant, specializing in Sophisticated Public Image and Effective Projection for an Image that connects.
She is a Wardrobe Stylist with GLAMHIVE, a Skilled Communicator in Personal Image topics, and a consultant for companies with high profile executives and public figures. She loves to share Image and Personal Care Tips, fashion news, beauty, and notes on values and women’s self-esteem with an inspirational style.
Also known as “The Wardrobe GuruFluencer,” Brenda has been serving women with her company MUNDO FEMENINO since 2007, and has been featured in more than 30 media channels on radio, tv, press, and magazines. She is also a speaker, and thousands of professional women have been influenced by the elegant, wise, and inspiring manner of her conferences.
She is trained in various professional areas, experienced in the media, and added the podcast GUARDARROPA TIPS to her Spanish communication channels for women. In addition to AICI, she also belongs to the group of professional businesswomen and executives, “Women Who Lead Americas.”
Brenda is an active, adept, and proficient Marketing and Communications Executive for the Caribbean, and she is from Puerto Rico.
CINDY RENEE MALONE, CIC
Cindy Renee Malone is living her dream as founder, and the owner of Ren Styles is a certified image consultant who helps clients present their best selves. She carries over twenty years of combined leadership experience from large retailers and organizations. She participated in two Leadership Development Programs and received numerous honor citation awards for outstanding leadership and commitment to public service.
Cindy's love of helping others resonates in her work. She is very passionate about sharing practical tools and strategies with clients in professional wardrobe etiquette, elevating their style, the power of color, practical written and oral communication skills, and professionalism in the workplace.
Cindy is a graduate of Colorado State University and the Fashion Image Institute. She is a board member of the Association of Image Consultants International (West Chapter), and an active member of the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). Cindy resides in the Denver Metro area with her husband, mom, two children, and our of life-loving/veggie-loving long-haired guinea pig Max.
KAREN K. BANNISTER, CIC
Immediate Past President
Karen K. Bannister is the CEO of Karen K. Bannister International LLC, and is a holistic presence & image consultant, business & mindset coach, author, speaker, and creator of KKB Soft Skills Academy®.
She can be found on social media platforms as karenkbannister, and can be contacted at 714-944-0757 or email@example.com.
ALYCE PARSONS, AICI CIP CET CIHM
Alyce Parsons is an international leader in the image consulting profession for over 32 years. As the foremost creator of image consulting systems, Alyce is a highly sought-after international speaker, trainer and author.
Inspired by a vision of image consulting as a force for transformation that advances the inherent potential of individuals, businesses and organizations, her original systems in proportion, style and holistic image consulting have confirmed her status as a trailblazer and visionary.
With a professional background in education both as a high school teacher and lifetime-accredited community college instructor, she holds certifications as an Enneagram teacher and Intuitive Healer and Mentor. Among her many industry accomplishments and accolades, she is a founding member and co-director of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). She served two terms as president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of AICI, and is the recipient of the prestigious Award of Excellence for Innovation, the Image Industry Pioneer Award and the IMMIE Award for excellence in Education.