HACKETTSTOWN, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced its 2018 board of directors and officers. The nine volunteer members come from various parts of the kitchen and bath industry, and will work with NKBA CEO Bill Darcy to guide the organization through 2018.
The new Board will be led by Chairman Lorenzo Marquez, president of Marqet Group, who will serve a second term in that role. Emilee Chappell, director of marketing for TOTO Americas will be the vice chair, and the secretary/treasurer is Steve Joseph, chief product officer for Side Chef.
Additional board members include Neil Bailey, president of Smallbone of Devizes; Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD, owner of Patricia Davis Brown LLC; Young Huh, owner of Young Huh Interiors; Allison Lowrie, chief marketing officer of HomeAdvisor; Michael Mahan, business development and strategic growth leader at GE Appliances; and Steve Petock, senior v.p. of business development, Ferguson.
Were delighted to welcome our new board, with many returning executives and a couple of new faces, said Darcy. The unique blend of industry sectors and operational functions from which they hail makes this board uniquely suited to helping us direct the association in the year ahead. We look forward to working with them in our pursuit of growing our membership, marketplace and brand awareness, improving our certification and professional development programs, and enhancing overall benefits to our membership.
Chris Terrill, CEO of HomeAdvisor, who served as vice chair, and Mark Kovich, exec. v.p. for Canyon Creek Cabinets, who served as secretary/treasurer, are both stepping down from the board.