Management Staff

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Bill Darcy


 
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Darcy joined the National Kitchen & Bath Association in 2006 as Manager of Marketing Partnerships, and was quickly promoted to Manager of Business Development, Senior Manager of Marketing, Director of Marketing, Executive Vice President, and his current position of CEO. Bill holds a bachelor's degree in Management from Moravian College, and prior to the NKBA, he spent seven years with International Speedway Corporation (ISC), sister company to NASCAR, most recently as Senior Director of Corporate Account Management at the Daytona Beach, Florida headquarters where he managed a staff that oversaw more than 50 multi-venue sponsors with contracts totaling more than $200 million.

 

 

Stephen Graziano

Steve Graziano
 

Vice President, Finance & Operations
Steve Graziano joined the National Kitchen & Bath Association as Controller in 2010 and was promoted to Senior Director of Finance in 2011, and Vice President, Finance & Operations in 2015. He manages the NKBA's Finance & Accounting operations, as well as Information Technology, Operations, and the association’s investment portfolio. Steve most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of a leading sample book manufacturer based in New Jersey. Prior to that, he spent 24 years on Wall Street as a Managing Director in the equity division of Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. and as an Investment Banker at Smith Barney, Inc. He holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University and a BBA in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University.

 

Suzie Williford

 

Vice President Industry Relations
Suzie Williford joined the NKBA in 2012 having spent more than 25 years in business development and sales in the kitchen and bath space. Suzie’s extensive track record includes positions as Vice President of Sales for two kitchen and bath companies, the most recent of which had multiple locations serving both the trade and consumer market. She has diverse knowledge of all product categories and well as our industry’s distribution and supply chain. Her comprehensive knowledge of the association model and governance stems from 10 years of service on the NKBA Board of Directors, including her role as 2009 NKBA President. Suzie is responsible for Marketplace (which includes The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), founding partner of Design & Construction Week), Governance, and Leadership Communications, where she plays a key role in volunteer communications and relations. She is also responsible for establishing trade association and domestic and international industry relationships in order expand the reach of NKBA as a brand in North America and abroad.

 

Edward S. Nagorsky

Ed Nagorsky
 
General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs

Edward S. Nagorsky joined the NKBA in 2006 as General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs. Previously, he served as NKBA Legal Counsel for over 20 years. In addition to being responsible for all NKBA legal matters and contract negotiations, he monitors and responds to legislative activities throughout the United States and Canada, and has helped expand the NKBA’s legislative efforts. Ed also introduced the NKBA’s legislative website at http://capwiz.com/nkba, informing NKBA members about pending legislation and other issues that may affect their businesses. The site has also established a vehicle for mobilizing members and supporters to impact legislation.

 

Loren Barrows

 
Director, Membership + Certification Development

Loren joined the NKBA in April of 2014 as Director of Marketing and transitioned to the Director of Membership and Certification Development in September 2016. She manages and directs the activities for the Member Relations and Certification + Design departments which includes NKBA’s professional Design Competition and managing the accredited school and student programs. She is also responsible for NKBA’s market research strategy and activities. Loren was previously with Safilo USA, the second largest eyewear manufacturer in the world, where she managed brands such as Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Nine West and launched Tommy Hilfiger and Bobbi Brown. Loren holds a BSBA from Western New England University.

 

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