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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2015 President and Executive Committee

Posted on 23 December 2014 by cradmin

maria stapperfenne 2015 NKBA president

Maria Stapperfenne 2015 NKBA president

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced its 2015 Executive Committee, led by 2015 President Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD of Whitehouse Station, N.J. Mark Kovich, of Winchester, Va., was named 2015 President-Elect, and Denise Dick, CMKBD, of Carrollton, Texas, will serve as Vice President. Lorenzo Marquez, of Sugar Land, Texas, will assume the role of Treasurer, and Blue Arnold, CKD, CBD, of Jarrettsville, Md., will hold the position of Secretary. John A. Petrie, CMKBD, of Mechanicsburg, Pa. will serve as Immediate Past President.

Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006. She is the manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co., and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trenton State College. Maria has been active in the Northern NJ Chapter, serving as President, Secretary, VP of Technology & Communications and Chapter Representative. She has served as a Region Director, member of the Board of Directors, Certification Test Validation Committee, Nominating Committee, Industry Segment Task Force, Development Task Force, Governance Task Force and a judge for the NKBA Design Competition.

Mark Kovich, of Waypoint Living Spaces, has been a part of the kitchen & bath industry for 23 years. During this time, he has served on the advisory council of manufacturers (as Chair), as well as Virginia Tech. Most recently, he served on the NKBA Board of Directors as a Member at Large.

Denise Dick has been active in the kitchen and bath industry since 1984 as a designer, trainer, training development writer and consultant. In 2002, she opened Signature Kitchens by Design, a full-service conceptual design agency that offers design, planning and comprehensive management of remodeling projects. She has been active in her NKBA chapter from the beginning, serving as President, VP of Technology and Communications, VP of Membership, Secretary and Chapter Representative.

Lorenzo Marquez is Vice President of Marketing for Cosentino North America, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of quartz, natural stone, and recycled surfaces. He serves on the NKBA KBIS Advisory Council and is an active member of the A+D and Kitchen & Bath community.

Blue Arnold is the Principal of Kitchens by Request, Inc. He has served on the NKBA Board of Directors since 2013, and has held the following positions in the Baltimore/Washington Chapter: President 2007-2008, VP Strategic Planning 2009, VP Programs 2004-2006, Secretary 2002-2003, and currently, Chapter Representative.

John A. Petrie has been working in the kitchen and bath industry since 1987, designing custom kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, wine cellars and home theaters. He is the owner of Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry, and has served the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the NKBA as Treasurer, Vice President of Communications, President, and Chapter Representative. During his tenure on the NKBA Board of Directors, he has served on numerous committees and chaired several task forces.

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