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NEW YEAR, NEW NKBA B Y B I L L D A R C Y, NKBA CEO The start of the new year was the start of a new era at the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). For the first time in more than 25 years, the NKBA has changed its governance structure. There has been a lot of change in 25 years - from technological developments to globalization to generational shifts. Entities of all kinds need to evolve continuously to remain relevant. Trade associations are different than for-profit businesses, given our volunteerled structure. By our very nature, associations move deliberatively and collaboratively. Today's most productive associations move deliberatively, collaboratively and quickly. Our challenge was to find a way to make it easier for all segments of the kitchen and bath industry to contribute while achieving strategic goals that benefit members. In many ways, the NKBA has risen to that challenge. Our volunteers have been truly visionary in identifying three key initiatives:  Raise the professionalism of the industry by providing relevant lifelong learning in design and safety, talent management and all aspects of running a successful business.  Establish NKBA expertise within kitchen and bath markets internationally.  Maintain a healthy and vibrant KBIS as the North American hub of the kitchen and bath industry, launching products, ideas and design inspiration. We have achieved tremendous results in a relatively short time. We reinvented KBIS, launched NKBA University, introduced new industry research and have developed international opportunities. The next logical step was to review what we could be doing to make it even better. When John Petrie, our 2014 president, first appointed a task force to review our governance, one of the first things that stood out were the silos. While it seemed the NKBA was representative of the entire kitchen and bath industry within our 11 segments, the unintended consequence hindered collaboration. An association consultant who helped us through the process noted that each segment worked independently on ideas, and then everyone had to come together to sort out ideas and make decisions. "It's difficult to break everyone into segments, then bring them back together and say 'unify,'" the consultant told us. That was a major "a-ha" moment. After reviewing best practices from 18 associations, the NKBA Member Task Force recommended a new national governance structure that not only eliminated silos but focused on the needed skill sets to govern NKBA toward achieving its strategic goals. The new structure is:  A nine-member Board of Directors with strategic and fiduciary responsibility  A five-member Leadership Recruitment Committee; designed as a "365" team to identify, recruit and recommend volunteers to the Board of Directors with the skill sets to advance our strategic goals  A non-voting Generative Council of up to 25 members that acts as a source of information and opinions in support of the Board of Directors  A five-member Chapter Leadership Committee that will work directly with the grassroots Chapter Reps Task Force Chair and 2013 President John Morgan undertook the task of communicating the proposal to the membership. Following change leadership best practices, he worked to help members understand what the task force had learned - literally bringing everyone along to walk in the shoes of the task force. Our membership experienced the same "a-ha" moments to evaluate the pros and cons and, most important, to feel the excitement the task force could see that was within our reach. In November 2014, our Board of Directors unanimously passed the new governance structure. Throughout 2015, the volunteers and our NKBA team at headquarters have been working side-by-side to affect this change and keep the lines of communication flowing in all directions. We couldn't be more pleased with the diversity of volunteers who have now stepped up to contribute: long-time members and new members representing all segments. No one ever said change is easy, so it is with great admiration that I applaud our leadership for ushering in a new era at NKBA. Only one key question remains: How will YOU be involved? THE NKBA'S 2016 CHAIRMAN & BOARD OF DIRECTORS As part of the new governance structure, the NKBA's nine-person Board of Directors will work with CEO Bill Darcy to guide the NKBA into the future, effectively direct its resources and collaborate in a more effective, efficient manner. Chairman - Mark Kovich Vice Chairman - Lorenzo Marquez WAY P OIN T L I V ING SPAC E S ® COSENTINO NORTH AMERICA Mark Kovich has spent 24 years working for manufacturers of products for the kitchen and bath industry. He has served the NKBA at the national level for the past seven years, most recently holding the position of chairmanelect on the Executive Committee. Kovich also served on the Board of Directors as a member-at-large. During his three-year term, he chaired the Nominating Committee and served on the CEO Compensation Committee and the Governance Task Force. He also served as the chairperson for the Advisory Council of Manufacturers. Kovich is currently vice president of sales and marketing for Waypoint Living Spaces,® a division of American Woodmark. Waypoint Living Spaces is the proud sponsor of the NKBA Student and Professional Design Competitions. 66 Lorenzo Marquez is vice president of marketing for Cosentino North America. In this role, he oversees all marketing, public relations and digital strategies for Cosentino Group's portfolio of brands in the U.S and Canadian markets. Marquez has been instrumental in overseeing Cosentino's expansion in North America over the last 12 years, which now accounts for more than 35 Cosentino Centers, and the global launch of an entirely new brand, Dekton by Cosentino. Marquez joined Cosentino in 2003 after receiving a degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and working for Levi Strauss & Company also in marketing. He has previously served on the NKBA Board of Directors and the KBIS Advisory Council and is an active member of the A+D and Kitchen & Bath communities. Kitchen & Bath Business / JAN. 2016 / KBBONLINE.COM / The official sponsor of KBIS (KBIS.com) http://www.KBBONLINE.COM http://www.KBIS.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016

Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016
Contents
Editor ’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trends
Industry Outlook
Dealer Dish
Better Business
Sustainable Design
Tech Savvy
Design With
Solutions
Balanced Budget
Universal Design
KBIS Coverage
What’s Hot
A new build embraces its stunning seaside views with unobstructed window spaces and natural lighting
A client takes a hands-on but noninvasive role in a family kitchen redesign.
Boring master bath transforms into spa-like space with ample amenities.
Luxurious bath showroom design reflects the various brands it carries with unified elements
Last Word
Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Intro
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Contents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Editor ’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Industry Outlook
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Dealer Dish
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Sustainable Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Design With
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Universal Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - KBIS Coverage
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - A new build embraces its stunning seaside views with unobstructed window spaces and natural lighting
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Boring master bath transforms into spa-like space with ample amenities.
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Luxurious bath showroom design reflects the various brands it carries with unified elements
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