National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Published: December 9, 2019

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, has set its Board of Directors for 2020, which will be led by newly elected Chair, Allison Lowrie. Lowrie is chief marketing officer of ANGI Homeservices, parent of Angies List and Home Advisor. She previously served as Secretary/Treasurer in 2019. This will be her third year on the board.

“I am honored to serve the association as Board Chair and to continue the work that the Board and Association have done to positively impact the NKBA member base and the kitchen and bath industry as a whole;said Lowrie. “With the programs that the NKBA has in place to bring solutions and awareness to the industry, I know we can continue to help our members thrive and prosper in the years to come.

Joining Lowrie as Board Officers are Vice Chair Michael Mahan, vice president of Schneider Electric, and Secretary/Treasurer Basil Larkin, vice president of sales for Hestan Commercial Corp.

Outgoing Board Chair, Steve Joseph, CEO and cofounder of Smart Home Products, remains on the Board for another term. He is joined by other returning Board members Lorenzo Marques, founder and president of Marqet Group and Jan Neiges, CKD, principal of Jan Neiges LLC. New directors joining the board include, Kristen Elder, showroom & builder vice president for Ferguson Enterprises; Jan Heck, president and CEO of Miele USA, and Randy Warner, president of Dacor.

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“We are grateful to our board members for volunteering their time and talent to help guide the Association,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. They all bring a unique perspective from different sectors and roles in the industry, and NKBA benefits from the intelligent exchange of ideas that comes from this collaboration. We’ve enjoyed working with Allison on the board these past two years, and look forward to her thoughtful leadership in 2020. Id also like to thank our outgoing chair, Steve Joseph, for his efforts in 2019, and we’re happy he will remain on the board as a director.”

Board members Steve Petock, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Ferguson, and Neil Bailey, president of Cabbonet USA, and Vice Chair Emilee Chappell have completed their terms. The NKBA thanks them for their service.

The new board will assume their roles on Jan. 1, 2020.

The NKBA has also named its leadership and KBIS committees. These include:

Leadership Recruitment Committee:

Rikka Brandon, president & chief executive recruiter, Building Gurus; Bryant Haas, OEM sales manager, RevaShelf, LLC; Amy Hornby, show director, Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS); Steve Petock, senior vice president business development, Ferguson Enterprises and Sherry Qualls, CEO & owner, White Good.

Chapter Leadership Committee

Antonette Copeland, design director, CR Home, LLC; Kristen Gable, AKBD, designer, Anthony Wilder Design Build; Toni Sabatino, AKBD, owner & principal designer, Toni Sabatino Style; Molly Switzer, AKBD, owner & principal designer, Molly N. Switzer Designs LLC; Nancy Young, CKBD, owner & principal designer, Nancy Young Designs.

KBIS Exhibitor Committee

Massimo Ballucchi, executive director of marketing – Americas, Cosentino; Kathleen Heaney, independent distributor, Cutco Closing Gifts; Meghan Howell, creative director, Formica Corp.; David Ivey, managing director – North America, Kesseböhmer USA Inc.; Matt Jones, marketing experiences & design manager, GE Appliances; Emily LaPointe, marketing communications manager, Northern Contours; Jeannette Long, vice president marketing services, LIXIL Americas, global brand head, American Standard; Christy Stucker, media manager, Federal Brace; Jeff Wimberly, vice president residential & international sales, Perlick Corp. and Diana Zaremba, event manager, Wilsonart.

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