NKBA Indiana State is the local chapter that brings together local Indiana State Kitchen & Bath distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals – and provides a resource for local consumers to research, educate and connect with Indiana State Kitchen and Bath professionals.

Click here to visit the NKBA Indiana State website.


2020 Chapter Officers


Susan J Benedict, CKD
SB Design Alternatives, Inc.
4000 East 450 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
(765) 477-1251

Programs Chair

Darik Campbell
Artemis Surfaces
234 West 44th St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 332-5661

Communications Chair

Adam Gibson, CMKBD
Adam Gibson Design
200 South Rangeline Rd. Suite 223
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 345-1311

Membership Chair

Bill Sparks
All Tile, Inc
1201 Chase Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(317) 372-5331


Dawn Butler Cramer
Dawn Butler Cramer, LLC
5930 N Parker Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 441-7501



Indiana State Chapter Events

Annual Membership Meeting

This meeting has been cancelled.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Slippery Noodle
372 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Every member who brings a potential new NKBA member will receive a raffle ticket for a $250 Visa Gift Card! Bring one – get a ticket. Bring 5 and get 5 chances to win!

Any person who joins the NKBA in the month of March will not be charged for regular meetings through the end of June.

We will  have our own room.  See you there!

KBIS Recap

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

9901 Kincaid Dr #400a
Indianapolis, IN 46037

Join us for two spectacular presentations with our KBIS Roving Reporters! Chef Ben of Lee Supply and Adam of Adam Gibson Design will reveal what those who didn’t attend the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show missed and will go in-depth with a few booths you glazed over. (.1 CEU)

Lessons in Lighting

Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Indiana Design Center
200 S Rangeline Road
Carmel, IN 46032

Two for the Price of One: Lessons in Lighting

Thanks to our sponsor, Indiana Lighting, we are excited to announce TWO lessons in lighting for our June meeting. Please join us with guest speaker, Jeffrey R. Dross of Kichler, to learn more about layering light as well as lighting and health. Registration covers both Sessions 1 (matinee) and Session 2 (regular meeting time) and each session is worth 0.1 NKBA CEU.

3:30-4:00pm Matinee Session 1 Registration
4:00-5:00pm Session 1: “Light, Lighting and Health”
5:30-6:30pm Intermission & Social Hour with appetizers and drinks
6:30-6:45pm Meeting Welcome & Announcements
6:45-8:00pm Session 2: “Light Layering – Three Steps to Great Lighting”

This double feature meeting is being sponsored by Indiana Lighting Center. Thank you for your support!

Session 1: “Light, Lighting & Health”
– Natural and artificial light
– The human eye and the circadian rhythm
– Light pollution, light flicker, photo-biological safety and blue light hazard
– Sleep and lighting
– Senior lighting needs
– Low-vision lighting needs
– An assortment of medical conditions that have shown improvements with better lighting choices
IDCEC Class Code #104124 for ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA Members

Session 2: “Light Layering – Three Steps to Great Lighting”
– Ambient light planning
– Task light types
– Accent light pros and cons
– Layering examples in kitchen and bath applications
– Lighting placement
– Energy efficiency and switching
– Educating the homeowner
IDCEC Class Code #106095 for ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA Members

About Our Speaker

Jeffrey R Dross
Kichler Lighting, Cleveland, Ohio

In 1974, while studying Architecture, Jeff started his career in residential lighting. Chiefly concerned with running Engineering for 25 years, he has since been involved in many other facets of the business including Product Management where he concentrated on Systems and Energy Efficient lighting, QA, Graphics, production trouble-shooting, International vendor communications and an ERP systems implementation. He is currently Corporate Director, Education and Industry Trends while continuing as their often-quoted media spokesperson. Jeff understands that the face of residential lighting is ever changing and has been involved in a number of industry round tables that are working to plan for the future. Jeff has also authored a number of articles about lighting for trade publications, consumer magazines and web journalism. He is the recipient of the American Lighting Association’s 2015 Pillar of the Industry Award.

In Floor Heat & Showers

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Louisville Tile – Fishers
9906 North by Northeast Blvd
Fishers, IN 46037

Come to Louisville Tile on May 16th for a BOGO topic event worth 0.1 NKBA CEU. Lance Bearman from Schluter will be giving us the inside scoop on what we need to know about in-floor heat — with an emphasis on shower installations. We will also learn how to go BIG with “gauged porcelain panels.” Tracey Keepers will be discussing how and when to use these large format tile in residential applications. Shower Walls? Fireplaces? Feature areas? You’ll have to stop by on May 16th to find out more!

A special thank you to Louisville Tile – Fishers for hosting and supporting the NKBA community!

KBIS Roving Reporter

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lee Supply
415 W Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032

Join us for TWO different presentations from our 2019 KBIS Roving Reporters. If you can’t make it to the Kitchen Bath Industry Show in February, then you will definitely want to attend this meeting for the highlights and takeaways.

The night will host presentations by Janice Pattee, CKD, CMG and Ben Lierman. Janice, a Certified Kitchen Designer and member of the Color Marketing Group, will be presenting a multi-perspective view of the color and design trends featured at this year’s event. Ben, an appliance professional and chef, will be providing unique insights into what’s debuting in 2019. Both reporters are seasoned presenters that know how to work the crowd.

Buckle up, this won’t be your high school history class slide show. Come see the KBIS takeaways from Vegas to Carmel, IN – with fresh food and flair served up Chef Ben style.

Christmas Party

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Indiana Design Center
200 S Rangeline Road
Carmel, Indiana 46032


Workforce Development & Student Design Competition Premiere

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Corsi Group
6111 Churchman Bypass, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Trouble getting quality, skilled labor to complete your projects?

Does the high demand, low supply of trade talent cost your company time, effort and money?

Are your marketing successes wasted due to the labor shortage?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, we need your attendance at this meeting. To address this urgent topic, please welcome Pat Richard, President of the Indiana Builders Association (IBA), as our guest speaker for November. Come learn about the efforts IBA has made in Indiana and what to expect next.

Not only will this meeting address the need for skilled labor now and into the future, NKBA Indiana will also be celebrating the future of the design industry by rolling out the red carpet (literally) for our student members as we premiere the 2018-2019 Student Design Competition. Students members can strut their stuff on our red carpet and take advantage of complimentary headshots from our paparazzi to jazz up those LinkedIn accounts or other marketing materials.

While industry professional members contemplate the future of workforce development with Pat Richard, our student members will have the opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour with our host The Corsi Company to learn the production story of cabinetry.

Period Detailing: The Impact of Plumbing on Interior Design

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

NKBA’s October membership meeting will include a fun, neteworking atmosphere in a beautiful showroom – but also boast a CEU opportunity for AIA, ASID, IIDA, and of course NKBA!

Do you know why Victorian faucets had cross handles? What was behind the explosion of color in the 1950s? The evolution of plumbing technology and materials over the last 150 years has had a major impact on interior design trends. Explore the history of plumbing and interior design while gaining insight into the technologies of the future.

Slip Into The NKBA at The Slippery Noodle

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Slip Into The NKBA at The Slippery Noodle! Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held at The Slippery Noodle.

Bring a Non-Member! If you bring a Non-Member that applies for Membership we will give you a free member meeting in 2019!

This is a free meeting! Please share the benefits of the NKBA with your friends and colleagues!

This event is sponsored by All-Tile! Please be sure to thank Bill Sparks and All Tile for sponsoring this awesome event!!!

How to Sell in a Tough Market

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

EF Marburger
9999 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, Indiana 46038

This is a Joint Event that will be hosted by The NKBA and The ASID. We are looking forward to co-hosting this CEU Event. We are asking all members to invite a guest who hasn’t been to an NKBA meeting for a while…. Let’s have a strong turn-out for NKBA at this joint event.

Presented By: Mick Frank
Cambria USA

The marketplace is always looking for a great product at the “best” price. Your competition may also be offering products at an attractive price so discounting will not keep you in the game for long. What will influence your customer is selling VALUE. Selling value, not price, involves a balance of confidence, personal rapport, and doing your homework.

The program agenda includes:
• Introduction to selling value
• Discover what differentiates you from your competitors
• Learn how to create a sales process around your company benefits which will result in higher margins to your company and more sales to you
• Tips from this fast pace workshop will help you build value-added skills that you can put to use right away and make your company stand out.

Instructor – Mick Frank was a business owner for 18 years and is now a District Manager with CambriaUSA. The tools and techniques Mick will share will be something you can apply to any part of your business.

Schedule of Events:
3:00 Registration
3:30 – 5:30 Presentation
5:30 Appetizers and Networking Sponsored by Cambria USA

This Event Does Qualify for CEU’s
(.2 CEU’s Available)


Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:15 pm – 6:00 pm

The Rathskeller
401 E, Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46204


This is a Joint Event that the NKBA is co-hosting with NARI, Home Artisans of Indiana, IBA, and the Indiana HVAC Association.

Topics Include:

*Air Exchanges/Make-Up Air
*Hood Ventilation
*Bathroom Ventilation

Schedule of Events:
*Registration: 2:15 – 3:00
*Presentations: 3:00 – 4:30 (Indoors)
*Beer Garden: 4:30 -6:00

This will be a free event. However, we would like to get a head count so that we have enough space for everyone. Please register through the IBA Communications Director Reagan Van Cleave at Reagan@buildindiana.org or 317-917-1100 x 203.

Want More Exposure at the Event?? SPONSOR! For more information contact the IBA Communications Director Reagan Van Cleave at Reagan@buildindiana.org or 317-917-1100 x 203.

This Event Does Qualify for CEU’s


Natural Stone v Engineered Material for Kitchen and Bath Applications

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm

Cathedral Marble & Granite
208 Trout St.
Whitestown, IN 46075

This Presentation is on the differences between Quartzite and Engineered Quartz, Soapstone and Marble, Travertine and Porcelain, etc, and how Natural Stone compares to Engineered products.

There is a use for all of them. But are you using them correctly, and are you aware of the limitations certain materials have in certain applications?

Presented By: Darik Campbell

Darik Campbell is the Division Manager of Mont Surfaces, by Mont Granite, Inc. and is the current President of the Indiana Chapter of the NKBA. He’s an active member of ASID, NARI and BAGI. If you are attending KBIS in Las Vegas in February 2019, he will be presenting a “Voices From The Industry” seminar as well. Darik graduated from Indiana University, coaches Babe Ruth Baseball, enjoys golf, and has always been interested in Design.

This Event Does Qualify for CEU’s

“As a THANK YOU to Cathedral Marble for supplying my beautiful kitchen counters, as well as a big THANK YOU to my much loved Indiana NKBA group,  Susan Benedict’s “Design Alternatives” will be supplying the deserts for the May meeting.

Many thanks to anyone who made a contribution after the tornado…. The money was used to buy new Industry Technical Manuals. Because I have these books, I am committing to take the CBD exam before the July 1st deadline.

No words can express my gratitude!”

Susan Benedict CKD, CAPS

Ask The Experts The Tough Questions

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
1011 E. 22nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

We have assembled a panel of Indiana experts who have a lot of wisdom to share. Our experts will share with us things they know now, but wished they had known when they started in this industry.

Moderator: Janice Pattee
Panel: Pat Redenbarger, Gary West, Pat Corsi, Keara Miller

Topics include:

How to network
How to jump start your career
How to change jobs
Industry best practices
How to find a new employer
How to start your own business
How to make sure your job survives a recession
How to work in an atmosphere of adversity
How to charge design fees
Why does your certification allow you to charge more money?
Also taking questions from our members! We want to hear from you: Write in with your questions!

Email questions you would like to have answered to: Susan@MyDesignAlternatives.com

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEU

Designing A Healthy Home (and we don’t mean emotionally)

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm

Indiana Design Center
200 S Rangeline Rd
Carmel, IN 46032

As homes became tighter and more efficient, many new technologies and innovations came to market. Be enlightened regarding some of the most harmful elements we put into our designs, and learn preventatives. (According to the EPA, indoor air is 2-5 times more toxic than outdoor.) Learn about lighting (including daylighting), planning for aging, and water solutions. This comprehensive presentation will surprise many when they realize how to affect indoor air quality by reducing elements that off-gas perpetually – including common household items – and how to make positive changes. It may not be sexy, but you will better your clients’ lives with this powerful information.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEU

KBIS Recap Presented by Our Roving Reporters

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm

The Tile Shop
5531 E 82nd St
Indianapolis, IN, IN 46250

KBIS ReCap Presented by Our Roving Reporters

If you remember, last year we had two people win the contest to be our 2018 Roving Reporters at KBIS. They went to the Industry Show in January and have come back with some excellant information for you. They have put together a couple awesome presentations and will be sharing that information with our chapter at this meeting! Thank you Mandy Walker and Jane Johnson for your hard work on this!

We would also like to thank The Tile Shop for hosting this event. They will be telling us more about their showroom! Please make sure to thank them for putting on this great event for us!

This Event does not Qualify for CEU’s

Holiday Party

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Glossbrenner Mansion
3203 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN, Indiana 46208

Season’s Greetings! You are invited to our annual HOLIDAY PARTY!

Please join us in celebrating this year.

We would like to Thank Victory Surfaces for Sponsoring this Event and putting together a great line up!

Please Enjoy Food Catered by The Food Guys Catering.

Welcoming Orvis and Friends who will be providing us with the live music and entertainment for the evening.

We would also like to thank all those that our sponsoring the raffle prizes for this evening! Please check out all those prizes when you get there and be sure to thank those businesses that were kind enough to donate to our Annual Holiday Party.

Make Sure to Register on Our Website!

November Student Design Competition

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Global Granite & Marble
8138 Woodland Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Please join us in welcoming our student design competitiors in a night that we will honor their accomplishments. We look forward to presenting the awards to the winners in our chapter during this fun filled night at Global Granite.

This is a free event, but we do encourage you to register so that we have a head count for food and seating.

A Special Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors: Blue Ridge Design, All Tile Inc., Staron Solid Surfaces, Radianz Quartz Surfaces, and Mont Surfaces by Montgranite, Inc.

October Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
CARMEL, IN 46032


CHEF BEN Will be preparing the menu so please register ASAP so he knows how many will be attending!

Please join us for our October meeting!We are excited to have Lee Supply Hosting Our Meeting and Chef Ben preparing the menu. This meeting’s presentation will have CEU’s available. The Presentation will be given by Stan Artman from Native Trails. He will be presenting on Sustainable Materials for the Bath.

Bio for Stan Artman: Stan has been part of the plumbing products industry for the past thirty years. Beginning with a rep firm in New York City, Stan then joined Kohler Company where he led a team focused on commercial and residential project sales. He later moved to Delta, where as Director of Sales East, he led the field execution effort in the launch of the Brizo brand. Stan joined Native Trails in 2014, responsible for sales in the Eastern United States and Canada. He has also been charged with developing hospitality sales through close support of the specification community. Stan is a certified CEU presenter and is currently on the Board of Directors of DPHA. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters.

THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS: Blue Ridge Design, All Tile Inc., Staron Solid Surfaces, Radianz Quartz Surfaces, and Mont Surfaces by Montgranite, Inc.

August at Santarossa Mosaic & Tile

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Santarossa Mosaic & Tile
2707 Roosevelt Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46218

We are excited to announce that Santarossa Mosaic & Tile will be hosting their first meeting on August 23rd in their newly renovated showroom! Please help us in thanking them for this awesome venue for an event!

Presenting the CEU for this event we would like to give a warm welcome to Pat Smith, owner and president of build, LLC and founder of the SelectionZONE™.

Pat began working in the building industry in 1989 as an assistant at the Pella Window Store in Muncie, Indiana. In 2005 she began her own company as an independent supplier for windows, doors and cabinetry for residential and commercial projects. She is a State Certified Women Business Enterprise and a City of Indianapolis Certified Women Business Enterprise

Her involvement has included:
— Indiana Builders Association (IBA) Board of Directors
— Past President of the Henry County Builders Association
— 2005-2006 Associate Committee Chairperson – IBA
— 2001-2008 Area 5 Associate Vice President – IBA
— Green Building Task Force and Committee – IBA
— Yorktown, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
— Graduate of the Turner School of Construction Management
— National Trust for Historic Preservation
— Crew Leader for Muncie Habitat for Humanity Women Build
— Charter Member of the First Muncie Chapter of BNI
— Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU)
— Henry County Builders Association Coats from the Heart Program
— BY5 Little Free Library Task Force

In 2010 Pat participated in a 2-day “Introduction to Deconstruction” training course taught by the ReUse People of America, Inc.

She will speak about deconstruction vs demolition and the harvesting of usable materials.

5:30 – 6:30
Networking and Hors’ doeuvres

6:30 – 8:00
Meeting & Presentation

THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS: Blue Ridge Design, All Tile Inc., Staron Solid Surfaces, Radianz Quartz Surfaces, and Mont Surfaces by Montgranite, Inc.

An Evening at the Rathskeller

Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Rathskeller
401 E Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Please Join Us at The Rathskeller

Schedule of Events:
5:00 Networking
5:45 Chris Walker Presents Commercial Surface Applications
7:00 Live Music Begins

This Event Qualifies for CEU’s!

Think Outside The House!

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Primeline Outdoor Living
7998 Centerpoint Dr.
Fishers, IN 46256

Schedule of Events:

5:15 – 7:00 Cocktail Hour, Food Truck, Nickel Tours of Primeline
6:00 – 6:30 Putting Green Contest sponsored by Primeline Outdoor Living and Mont Granite
6:45 – 7:30 “How to make the outdoor kitchen part of your business” By Russ Greene
7:30 – 8:15 “Contractors and Craftsman and General info on things happening and trends in the Industry” Presented by Kayleen McCabe

This Event Qualifies for CEU’s!

Russ Greene graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Public Finance and a minor in Speech Communication and Economics. After a long career focused on process-driven sales cycles at companies like TEKsystems, ADP Major Accounts Software, Marco Ophthalmic and Family Leisure, Russ took his broad sales training and implemented it in a retail setting. An integrated sales approach to outdoor kitchen design quickly brought him success all over the Midwest. Self-taught in a CAD/hybrid pool design software, Russ now designs, sells, and implements at least 100 outdoor kitchens every year – with the average sale ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. Russ has designed for a wide range of clients – from the average Joe to high-profile NBA athletes. He understands what it takes to create a successful outdoor room design and a successful build.

Clients and customers are now viewing the “outdoor room” as a natural part of their homes. Considering the tremendous recent growth of the outdoor kitchen market, Russ has found further success in the launch of his new company, Primeline Outdoor Living. Primeline combines retail products, outdoor living products, and outdoor living services to customize elegant outdoor living spaces.

We are Excited to Announce Our Special Guest: DIY Network’s Kayleen McCabe of Rescue Renovation

Please join us to learn more about outdoor kitchens and enjoy Primeline Landscape’s Indoor Showroom. We have the honor of hearing from Kayleen McCabe! We hope you can make it!


Kayleen McCabe’s passion for the trades takes her from garages to global summits. A licensed contractor and industry ambassador, she’s a sought-after speaker on trade education, career choices, America’s labor shortage, and women as skilled laborers – all marked by her trademark playfulness, candor, and informed wit. The winner of DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition and longtime host of TV’s Rescue Renovation, Kayleen is committed to soliciting respect and visibility for trade vocations and workmanship. Her non-profit, The McCabe Foundation, tightens America’s skills gap by encouraging young men and women alike to consider careers in this undervalued, unfilled sector. Kayleen is a familiar face at industry events and in schools across the nation, and partners exclusively with respected partners including SkillsUSA, WorldSkills, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). When she’s not knocking down stereotypes or walls, Kayleen caters to a wide array of clients on custom construction projects ranging from pergolas and decks to furniture and custom storage.

March at Delta Faucet Company

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Delta Faucet Company
55 E. 111th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Our March Meeting hosted by DELTA FAUCET COMPANY!

Please come tour the New Delta Faucet Company with us!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Classic Stone Cambria Stone Gallery
3525 West IN 32
Westfield, IN 46074

Cambria Hosts our February Meeting!

Join is for a fun-filled evening! Benjamin Moore will be speaking, we will hear a recap from KBIS, and our new officers will be sworn in!

Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Architectural Brick and Tile
8610 E. 106th St Ste. 100
Fishers, IN

Join Us For our Annual Holiday Party.

Student Design Competition

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Mont Granite
5845 W. 84th St
Ste. A
Indianapolis, IN

Accommodations: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a bar will be available during this presentation. Please drink responsibly.

5:30-6:30 Check-in, hors d’oeuvres/drinks
6:30-8 Presentation

LED’s Lighting the Way to Profits

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
5373 W. 79th St
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Presentation on kitchen lighting applications, latest innovations, 2020 Design, lighting layout services, and the benefits of LED. Presented by Tom Evey.

This presentation will be eligible for CEU Credits. Please ask your chapter representatives if you have any questions regarding submission of CEU’s.

Accommodations: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a bar will be available during this presentation. Please drink responsibly.

5:30-6:30 Check-in, hors d’oeuvres/drinks
6:30-8 Presentation

CEU’s Available At this Event

Store More Behind the Door and in Every Drawer!

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Corsi Group
6111 Churchman Bypass
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Presentation of Store More Behind the Door and in Every Drawer!

Ann Rottinghaus, Director of Marketing and Communication for The Corsi Group

This presentation will be eligible for CEU Credits. Please ask your chapter representatives if you have any questions regarding submission of CEU’s.

Ann Rottinghaus is a 28-year veteran of the kitchen and bath industry, serving in numerous roles including marketing manager, independent representative and marketing leader for a number of prominent cabinetmakers, including Fieldstone® Cabinetry, the Elkay® Cabinet Group— makers of Medallion®, Design-Craft™, Yorktowne® and MasterCraft®, as well as currently serving as director of marketing and communication for The Corsi Group, makers of Corsi™ Cabinetry, Greenfield™ Cabinetry and Siteline™ Cabinetry, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ann has an impressive track record of collaboratively creating and implementing all-new brands and product lines, including Design-Craft Cabinetry, Innermost® Cabinetry, Siteline Cabinetry, the Elkay EZH2O® bottle filling station and more. She and her teams have also implemented numerous national public relations campaigns, brand revitalization campaigns and promotions.

Ann has been quoted in multiple magazine articles and industry-related news pieces. She has also lectured internationally at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico, where she led a four-week workshop on Branding and Marketing Communication at the Graduate School of Management. Ann engaged with enthusiastic MBA students who defined, branded and presented their unique business ideas.

Ann is a graduate of Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, where she received her B.A. in Business Administration.

Accommodations: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a bar will be available during this presentation. Please drink responsibly.

5:30-6:40 Check-in, hors d’oeuvres/drinks, optional plant tour
6:45-8 presentation/Q&A


Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery – Indiana Design Center
200 S Rangeline Rd,
Carmel, Indiana 46032

The Gen Y or Millennial Demographic group is getting ready to hit the marketplace in mass quantity. They are different than any other group in history. They act differently, think differently and most definitely, shop differently. If you are not prepared to deal with their unique needs and approach to retail, you may lose them as a consumer. This session will identify the key strategies in winning with this consumer. Identify their unconventional approach to design, home ownership and remodeling.