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Pictured top from left to right: Kristen Elder, Jan Neiges, Jan Heck, and Basil Larkin. Pictured bottom from left to right: Allison Lowrie, Michael Mahan, Louis Rohl, Mikael Akerberg, and Randy Warner.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), has announced its board of directors for 2021, which will be led by newly elected Chair, Michael Mahan. Mahan is vice president of Schneider Electric. He previously served as vice chair in 2020 and has served on the board since 2018.
"I'm honored to take on the role of Board Chair for 2021," Mahan said. "The last year has been challenging on a number of levels. Working together with my fellow board members and the association, we kept NKBA strong and the membership engaged under difficult circumstances. I look forward to continuing this work, and I'm confident we will maintain our leadership position, as we strive to add value for our members and advocate for the industry at large."
Joining Mahan as board officers are Vice Chair Basil Larkin, vice president of sales for Hestan Commercial Corp, and Secretary/Treasurer Randy Warner, vice president of sales for Samsung-Dacor Luxury Division.
Outgoing Board Chair Allison Lowrie, will remain on the board as a director. She is joined by other returning board members Kristen Elder, showroom and builder vice president for Ferguson Enterprises; Jan Heck, president and CEO of Miele USA; and Jan Neiges, CKD, principal of Jan Neiges LLC. New directors joining the board include Louis M. "Lou" Rohl, founder of House of ROHL, and son of HoR founder and Kitchen & Bath Hall of Famer Ken Rohl, who also served on the board; and Mikael Akerberg, CEO of nobilia North America.
"We are very grateful to our board members, who volunteer their energy, effort and time — especially as they adapt to the changing conditions for their own businesses," said NKBA CEO Bill Darcy. "Their dedication to the association, commitment to the industry and perspective they bring from different sectors of the business is invaluable. We've worked with Michael for the past three years, during his time running the Monogram brand at GE, and now with Schneider Electric, and look forward to his guidance as NKBA continues growing its position as the Association leader in member value, engagement, digital content and world-class networking platforms."
Board members Lorenzo Marquez, founder and president of Marqet Group, and Steve Joseph, founder and CEO of Smart Home Products have completed their terms. The NKBA thanks them for their service.
The new board will assume their roles on Jan. 1, 2021.
The NKBA has also named its leadership committees. These include the following:
Leadership Recruitment Committee
Bryant Haas, OEM sales manager, Rev-a-Shelf LLC; Amy Hornby, director of key accounts, Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and CEDIA Expo; Steve Petock, senior vice president of business development, Ferguson Enterprises; Katie Brockman, vice president of corporate sales, Sandow; and Kerrie Kelly, principal and creative director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab.
Chapter Leadership Committee
Toni Sabatino, AKBD, owner and principal designer, Toni Sabatino Style; Molly Switzer, AKBD, owner and principal designer, Molly N. Switzer Designs LLC; Nancy Young, CKBD, owner and principal designer, Nancy Young Designs; Antonette Copeland, design director, CR Home LLC; and Ellen Lopez, founder and creative director, EL Design Studio.
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