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Danielle Burger, AKBD
Kitchen Vitality Design LLC Clarendon Hills, IL
Learning Path: Focus on the Customer
Burger is a showroom owner who excels at goal-setting, project management and helping fulfill her clients’ dreams. She is currently pursuing her CKD and CBD.
Congratulations to
Danielle Burger, AKBD
the NKBA U Professional of the Year!
Live at KBIS, four Finalists went before NKBA judges and KBIS attendees to share how NKBA U has fueled their growth and success. Throughout the contest and in the Finals at KBIS, Danielle has demonstrated how NKBA University’s Focus on the Customer Learning Path fueled her growth, and how continuing education has not only shaped her career goals but helped her to fulfill her clients’ dreams as well. In the spirit of continuing education, Danielle received an all-expenses-paid trip for two from Platinum Sponsor Kohler Co. to tour its global headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Kohler, Wis. and a $500 gift card. Each of the remaining finalists, Alena Capra, CKD, CBD; Patricia Davis Brown, CKD, CBD, ASID, NCIDQ; and Matt Plaskoff received one all-expenses-paid trip to visit the headquarters and manufacturing facilities of one of the contest’s Gold Sponsors, Franke, Rev-A-Shelf and DuPont. Live at KBIS, four Finalists went before NKBA judges and KBIS attendees to share how NKBA U has fueled their growth and success.
Congratulations to our 2016 Winner and Runners-Up!
2016 Runners-Up
 
Patricia Davis Brown, CKD, CBD
Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC
Vero Beach, FL
Learning Path: Sales & Marketing
Brown is a national award winning designer who has a niche in formulating lighting plans in each of her designs
Alena Capra, CKD, CBD
Alena Capra Designs Fort Lauderdale, FL
Learning Path: Communication
Capra is a brand and social media marketing innovator who loves sharing her projects and uses her design expertise and numerous outreach platforms to connect with professionals.
Matthew Plaskoff
One Week Bath, Inc. Van Nuys, CA
Learning Path: Business Management
An innovative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, Plaskoff’s vision is to help others develop a passion for the kitchen and bath industry and channel their skills into a viable business.
PRIZES AWARDED AT KBIS
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  • The Grand Prize Winner selected at KBIS® will receive an-all expenses paid trip for two to Kohler's Headquarters in Kohler, Wisconsin to tour their facilities as well as a $500 Visa Gift Card. Runners-Up will receive all-expense paid trips for two courtesy of the contest's Gold Sponsors Franke, Rev A Shelf and Dupont who will provide a tour of their headquarter facilities.
Round 1
Applications accepted August 10 - September 23
Semifinals
Semifinalists selected in October, Voting held from November 2 - November 23
Finals
Finalists announced in Late November
and Finals held at KBIS 2016 on January 19