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.
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.
Edward S. 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.
Nancy Barnes Director of Learning and Development
Nancy Barnes joined the NKBA in 2011 as Manager of Professional Development & Certification. With more than 15 years of corporate instructional design experience, Nancy specializes in the design, development, and delivery of virtual classroom sessions, as well as blended learning of in-person and online education. Nancy formerly served as Manager of Technology Learning Services for KPMG, Senior Learning Manager for Toys "R" Us, and Learning Solutions Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds an MS in Education with Option in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University-East Bay, as well as an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University.
Loren Barrows Director of Marketing
Loren joined the NKBA in April of 2014 as Director of Marketing. She manages all the marketing activities including branding, promotions, social media and public relations for NKBA and NKBA U. In addition, she is responsible for KBIS logistics. 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.
Director of Governance & International Initiatives
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. 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 Governance, Leadership Communications and International Initiatives where she plays a key role in volunteer communications and relations and in establishing both domestic and international partnerships in order expand the reach of NKBA as a global brand.