Thirty Is the New Awesome!

posted on Aug. 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

NKBA Staff

Thirty Under 30 nominations are open through this Friday, Aug. 16. Meet two outstanding alumni here.

NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 program recognizes accomplished young professionals on their path to being the industry’s rock stars and future leaders. Nominate an outstanding individual, born on or after Jan. 21, 1991, to be considered for entry into this elite group — self-nominations are welcome! These pros have the potential to be kitchen and bath powerhouses, possessing the passion and drive to lead the industry into the future.

The Thirties program has identified some amazing young talent. For instance:

Meet Charles Kimball and Lizzy Paluszek. They are both current members of the Thirty Under 30 Class of 2019.

Charles graduated from Lakeland College, and NKBA founding school, with a degree in Interior Design Technology. He works for Premier Companies as lead interior designer, and has received awards from the Manitoba Home Builders Association and the Exhibition Design Show.

Lizzy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech, also an NKBA founding school, with a B.S. in Residential Environments & Design and a B.A. in Art History. She is a designer and project manager at Better Kitchens & Baths in Richmond, Va., and president of NKBA’s Virginia State Chapter. she recently earned NKBA Specialty Badges in Remodeling and Floorplans & Specifications, and is proficient in 3D modeling software and virtual reality.

The Thirty Under 30 Class of 2020 will be honored at KBIS in Las Vegas,Jan. 21-23, where they’ll have the opportunity to network with program alumni and past presidents of the NKBA, participate in the 30s Choice Awards, gain national media exposure, as well as earn a free trip to KBIS (airfare and hotel), an expo pass, conference pass, access to NKBA events including the Kitchen + Bath Design and Industry Awards and Opening Night gala and the best party at KBIS, the Bash. There are numerous pre- and post-event networking activities, as well as interesting and informative programs for the Thirties during the year.

For full information on the Thirty Under 30 program and to nominate a candidate by the Aug. 16 deadline — which is this Friday— click here, and help elevate a young pro into this elite company.

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