Ambassador's Club

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association seeks to recognize members of the NKBA who have added to the growth of our Association by bringing in new members. In appreciation of their continuing efforts, we induct them into the NKBA Ambassadors' Club.

The success of the NKBA Ambassadors' Club is attributed to more than 181 members who have recruited over 4,000 new members into the NKBA. These recruiters receive national recognition through this website, as well as in NKBA Magazine. Induction takes place during KBIS.

The NKBA Ambassadors' Club was created in 1983 to recognize individuals whose involvement represents the pinnacle of Association services. Membership in the club is reserved for individuals who recruit at least five new members in a 12-month period.

Changes to Ambassador Club for KBIS 2015

Due to the scheduling of KBIS; this cycle will be a 9 month cycle.  Those who missed the cut off will be included in 2016. The cycle will run from October 1, 2014 thru September 20, 2015. New member applications received January 1, 2014 thru to September 30th 2014 will be considered for 2015 induction. 

Please note the following club policies: (1) any NKBA member can participate; (2) only one Ambassadors' Club credit is awarded for each new applicant; (3) Ambassadors' Club credit will be awarded only after the membership application is processed; (4) members can be recruited in any non-student membership category; (5) reactivating a firm will count as a new application if the firm has not been an active NKBA member for at least 12 months; and (6) a branch membership application will count as a new member recruited.

Please note the following exclusions: (1) recruiters must be identified on the NKBA application form at the time it is submitted to the NKBA for processing to earn Ambassadors' Club credit; (2) an individual cannot receive credit if they recruit a "branch" from within their immediate corporate structure; and (3) changing membership categories does not count as a new application.

Additional Award Opportunities are as follows:

Awards presented according to the revenue levels of the recruited companies.  The recruiter must recruit at least FIVE NEW COMPANIES.  Top three recruiters will receive a monetary award and certificate:

Silver               $250
Gold                $500
Platinum          $750

AMBASSADOR of the YEAR AWARD

This award will be presented to a recruiter who has recruited at least ten new companies. The person with the highest revenue collected for this award will receive a Crystal Trophy, Certificate and $1,000.

Chapter Growth Awards – The awards will be presented to the chapters who qualified for the following:

One chapter having the highest percentage count of new memberships during October 1 through September 30 (excluding student memberships) will be awarded $500. The special applications with tracking codes CHP14 and CHPMA14 will be counted towards this incentive.

One chapter having the highest number of new memberships during October 1 through September 30 (excluding student memberships) will be awarded $500. The special applications with tracking codes CHP14 and CHPMA14 will be counted towards this incentive.

One chapter having the highest overall income of new company memberships as a result of its annual chapter membership campaign (Oct-Sept) will be awarded $1,000.  This promotion is based on tracking code CHPMA14; no other tracking codes are eligible.

For more information or to request an NKBA Ambassadors' Club recruitment kit, which includes membership applications, call 800-THE-NKBA (843-6522), or contact membership@nkba.org.

NKBA Ambassadors' Club Members

The following members have received a name tag with the number of members they have recruited.

140 Members Recruited

  • Peter G. Merrill, CKDE

120 Members Recruited

  • Arthur R. Warren, CMKBD

90 Members Recruited

  • James W. Krengel

70 Members Recruited

  • Thompson C. Price, CMKBD

55 Members Recruited

  • Larry Miller, CMKBD

50 Members Recruited

  • Tammy Sagar

40 Members Recruited

  • Allan S. Pattison, CMKBD
  • Beth Forbes
  • Carol E. Lamkins, CMKBD, CID
  • Robert F. Tietze, AKBD

35 Members Recruited

  • Charles McCamy
  • Peg Seropian, CAPS

30 Members Recruited

  • Cam McCamy
  • David H. Newton, CMKBD
  • Francis Jones, CKD, CBD
  • Julie DeJardin
  • Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD
  • Ric Coggins, CGP, NCT

25 Members Recruited

  • Becky Sue Becker, CMKBD
  • David J. Leva, CGR, CAPS
  • Donna M. Rana
  • Paula C. Kennedy, CMKBD

20 Members Recruited

  • Alan W. Zielinski, CKD
  • Angela O'Neill
  • Belle Smith, CKD
  • Bettyann Peck
  • Charles R Stines, CKD
  • Dawn M. DeLuca, AKBD, CAPS
  • Fay Hodges, CMKBD
  • Gary N. Sheffield, CKDE
  • Lilley E. Yee, CMKBD
  • Mark L. Karas, CMKBD
  • Martha Terrell Kerr, CMKBD
  • Mary K. Wisman, CMKBD, ASID
  • Roy Terepka
  • Shyra Reiss
  • Stephanie J. Witt, CMKBD
  • Tamara S Newell, CMKBD
  • Trudy McGinnis, CKD, CBD
  • Vicki Leimback

15 Members Recruited

  • Alan S. Asarnow, CMKBDE
  • Brock Davies
  • Claudia F. McCabe-Cort, CKD, CBD
  • David R. Norton, CMKBD
  • Deleigh Van Deursen, CKD,CBD
  • Denise Turner
  • Ellen M. Cheever, CMKBD
  • Gary T. Callier
  • Gerald C. Johnson, CKD,CBD
  • Hollie M. Ruocco, CMKBD
  • Jeffrey Cannata, CMKBD
  • Joseph Dumstorf
  • Marnie Brenden, CKD, CBD
  • MaryJo Camp, CKD,CBD, CID
  • Michael Alba
  • Peter N. Oppenheim
  • Sally Ault
  • Sharon L. Flatley, CMKBD, ASID
  • Terry A. Smith, CMKBD, CID, CAPS
  • Tim Hillebrand
  • W Leo Bain

10 Members Recruited

  • Alan Vaughn Hilsabeck, Jr, CMKBD
  • Alana A. Busse
  • Betty Nairn, CKD,CAPS, CPS
  • Beverly S. Dalton
  • Cheri Villberg, CMKBD, ASID
  • Colleen B. Langston, CMKBDE
  • Darla Kurtz
  • Denise M. Dick, CMKBD
  • Doris Lacroix
  • Edward G. Hantel, AKBD
  • Eric C Lehmann, CKD
  • Frances H. Gailey, Ph.D.
  • Ginger Johnson
  • Glen Barrett
  • Jimmy White, CKD,CBD
  • John M. Torelli, CMKBD
  • Kenneth S. Rohl
  • Kurt F. Rust, CKD, CBD
  • Lee Miner
  • Marie Levy
  • Max G. Isley, CMKBD
  • Michael J. Hetherman, CKD
  • Michael Slaby
  • Molly McLane, CKD
  • Morton M Block, CMKBD
  • Nancy Tipaldi-Goldstein
  • Nichole Claprood
  • Nick Kress
  • Richard Presser
  • Rick Castor
  • Sandie McGhee
  • Sandra Levy, AKBD
  • Stu Dettelbach, CKD,CBD
  • Terry Marburger, AKBD
  • Thomas D. Trzcinski, CMKBD
  • Veronica Money
  • Walter E. Evans

5 Members Recruited

  • Amanda Fletcher
  • Ann M. Morris, CMKBD
  • Anne Thevenot, CKD
  • Anthony A. Izzo, CKD
  • Arnie Owen, CMKBD
  • Barbara Y. Szurek, CKD, CAPS
  • Barry R Tunbridge, CKD
  • Beatrice Lai
  • Becky Bilyeu
  • Benton Flax, CKDE
  • Beth M. Stribling, CMKBD
  • Bob (R.S.) Cohen, ACSD,PKBP
  • Bonnie K. Bagley-Catlin
  • Caren Clark, CKD,CBD
  • Carl M. Olsen, CKD, CBD
  • Carolyn Deardorff, CKD, M.A., IIDA,CAPS
  • Cathy Sparling, CKD, CBD
  • Cathy Zambrzycki
  • Chad Zimmerman
  • Charlene Rouspil
  • Christine Salas, CMKBD
  • Corey S. Klassen, CKD, CBD
  • David F. Hunt, CBD
  • Debra S. Binnick
  • E. Vanessa Vera Palframan, AKBD
  • Elaine M. Bowlin
  • Elizabeth A. Marcocci, CKD
  • Erin Ware, CKD, CAPS
  • Fred F. Eckman, CKD
  • Gabi Sperry, CKD
  • Glenda McAdam, C.F.C.S.
  • James Shertz
  • Jamie Banfield
  • Janice Stone Thomas, CKD
  • Jeanine Anderson
  • Jeff Suva
  • Jennifer Reniers, CKD
  • Jessica Jimenez
  • Jim Shannon
  • Joan E Zimmerman, CKD, CBD
  • John A. Petrie, CMKBD
  • Joseph E. Foughner
  • Julie Ann Pero, CKD, CBD
  • Julie Ann Stoner, CKD
  • Kathy St. Joseph
  • Kenneth W. Smith, CMKBD
  • Klaudia H. Spivey, CMKBD
  • LaDonna A. Eriksen
  • Leo H. Kelsey, CKD
  • Leona S. Hess, CMKBD, CAPS
  • Les Graham
  • Leslie De Giere
  • Lianna Armstrong
  • Lynda M. Wilhelmus, CMKBD
  • Lynn Silverman
  • Marge Ling, CKD,CBD
  • Marie Lail Blackburn, CMKBD
  • Marla Baker
  • Mary K. Holz, CKD, CBD, CAPS
  • Melissa R. Helvey, AKBD
  • Michael B. Baugus, CKD
  • Michael Kopman Fried
  • Michele D'Alessandro
  • Nancy Hugo, CKD
  • Natalia Pierce, AKBD
  • Pamela Baird, CKD
  • Penny Morrow, CKD
  • Phyllis Davis O'Brien, CKD
  • Randy Knott, CKD, CAPS
  • Rebecca Flynn, CKD, CBD, CID
  • Renee G. Croome, CKD
  • Ricki Makowitz
  • Robert F. Foltz, CKD
  • Robert M. Baker, CKD
  • Robin N. Hissong Berry, CMKBD, CAPS
  • Rochelle L D Zemlak, AKBD
  • Sara Ann Busby, CKD
  • Suzie Williford
  • Teresa Rodrigues
  • Theresa Collins
  • Tia Payeur, CMKBD
  • Tilde Di Padova
  • Tracy Koh
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