National Board of Directors

2017 Board of Directors

Lorenzo Marquez

Lorenzo Marquez – Chairman

Marqet Group

Lorenzo Marquez is the President of Marqet Group, a full-service marketing agency specializing in the design and construction industry. In his role, he supports manufacturers and trade partners in developing campaigns to increase market share through public relations, advertising, merchandising and digital strategies. He is the former Vice President of Marketing for Cosentino North America, a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of surfacing materials including Silestone, Dekton and and SenSa Granite. Marquez has been a NKBA Board of Directors member since 2013, after serving on the KBIS Council for three years. He received a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston.

Chris Terrill

Chris Terrill – Vice Chairman

HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor CEO Chris Terrill specializes in e-commerce, online marketplace structure, strategic planning, on-demand technology and company rebranding. Terrill is a seasoned Internet veteran with 16 years of experience working for top-tier brands such as Match.com, Nutrisystem.com, and Blockbuster.com. Terrill also serves on the board of Realogy, the premier provider of residential real estate services in the United States, and the board of advisors for Denver’s high-profile Quarterly Forum. He is a member of the Business Experiential-Learning Commission, which focuses on integrating work-based education and training into Colorado schools. In 2016, the Denver Business Journal named Terrill the Power Book winner for Technology, Telecom and Aerospace.

Mark Kovich

Mark Kovich – Secretary, Treasurer

Waypoint Living Spaces®

Mark Kovich has spent 24 years working for manufacturers of products for the kitchen and bath industry. He has served the NKBA at the national level for the past seven years, most recently holding the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mark also served on the Board of Directors as a Member at Large. During his three-year term, Kovich chaired the Nominating Committee and served as the chair on the Governance Task Force. He also served as the Chairperson for the Advisory Council of Manufacturers. Kovich is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Waypoint Living Spaces, a Division of American Woodmark. Waypoint Living Spaces is the proud sponsor of the NKBA Student and Professional Design Competitions.

Neil Bailey

Neil Bailey

Smallbone of Devizes

Neil Bailey is president of award-winning, luxury British furniture maker Smallbone of Devizes, the global authority on bespoke fitted cabinetry, where he will develop the retail, dealer and project business across North America. Bailey joined Smallbone in late 2016, following a successful year which saw its owner company, Canburg, win the Emerging International Brand award at the Sunday Times’ HSBC International Fast Track 200 Awards, and ranked 18th out of 200 private U.K. companies for export growth. Previously, Bailey was President/CEO of Poggenpohl U.S. and Canada. Through acquisition and development, Bailey helped grow the U.K. network into one of the most successful in the world.

Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD

Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD

Patricia Davis Brown, LLC

Interior designer Patricia Davis Brown is a 31-year veteran in the design industry. She is a professional interior designer and a certified kitchen and bathroom designer. Patricia began her career in 1985 and in 1992 she opened a high-end kitchen and bathroom showroom, Patricia Davis Brown Fine Cabinetry, based in Vero Beach, Florida. Her designs have garnered 15 national and several state awards, and she has been recognized in numerous publications. In 2010, Patricia opened a full design firm, Patricia Davis Brown Designs, specializing in whole house and commercial design projects. Patricia is also writes for her blog, DigThisDesign.net, a blog about all things design.

Emilee Chappell

Emilee Chappell

TOTO USA Inc.

Emilee Chappell is the director of marketing for Toto USA Inc., the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer and the recognized leader in performance design and innovation. Chappell is responsible for marketing strategies, communications and public relations activities for Toto Americas. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a bachelor of arts in communications and has been with Toto and active in the kitchen and bath industry for more than 10 years. She has served as both the chair and a board representative for the NKBA KBIS Advisory Council.

Young Huh

Young Huh

Young Huh, LLC

Young Huh is principal and founder of Young Huh Interiors, a full-service design firm specializing in residential and commercial interiors. Based in New York City, the firm continues to grow, expanding its original repertoire of residential interiors to include larger commercial projects, and has been published in House Beautiful and Westchester Cottages & Gardens. In 2011, Young was honored with the Innovation in Design Award for Interior Design by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, and was selected as one of the new designers to join the prestigious 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show. In addition to her design practice, she co-founded the blog “Les Design Nerdes” with Audrey Margarite.

Steve Joseph

Steve Joseph

SideChef

Steve Joseph is partner and chief product officer at SideChef, Inc., a kitchen technology company. He is passionate about helping people cook better through innovation in the kitchen. In addition to producing an award-winning step-by-step cooking app, SideChef develops smart kitchen software for manufacturers and connects appliances to the Internet of Things. Prior to SideChef, Joseph was President of Dacor, a manufacturer and distributor of luxury kitchen appliances, where he led the design and development of the world’s first smart, connected ovens and ranges, winning Best in Show KBIS and Best of CES Home in 2014.

Steve Petock

Steve Petock

Ferguson

Steve Petock is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Ferguson, the largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies in the U.S., where he is responsible for the business development and strategic direction of the company’s multiple business segments. Petock has more than 35 years of experience working in the kitchen and bath industry and has held numerous positions in both sales and management. A Virginia native, he graduated from Roanoke College and throughout his career has attended executive development programs at Stanford University, Harvard Business School, Duke University, the Darden School of Business, and International Institute of Management Development in Switzerland.


2018 Board of Directors

Lorenzo Marquez

Lorenzo Marquez – Chairman

Marqet Group

Lorenzo Marquez is President of Marqet Group, a full-service marketing agency specializing in the design and construction industry. In his role, he supports manufacturers and trade partners in developing campaigns to increase market share through public relations, advertising, merchandising and digital strategies. He is also an executive member of The Rockheads Group, a private surface fabrication network that represents independent stone fabrication businesses across North America. His previous experience includes working for Cosentino North America, where he served as Vice President of Marketing for 10 years. He has been on the NKBA Board of Directors since 2013, after serving on the KBIS Council for three years. He received a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston, is married with five children and resides in Houston.

Emilee Chappell

Emilee Chappell – Vice Chair

TOTO USA Inc.

Emilee Chappell is Director of Marketing for TOTO Americas, one of the world’s largest plumbing manufacturers and a leader in performance design and innovation. Emilee is responsible for TOTO’s overall marketing strategies and oversees the implementation of its integrated marketing, advertising and public relations activities. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and has been with TOTO and active in the kitchen and bath industry for more than 13 years. She has served as both the Chair and a Board Representative for the NKBA KBIS Advisory Council.

Steve Joseph

Steve Joseph – Secretary, Treasurer

SideChef

Steve Joseph is Partner and Chief Product Officer at SideChef, Inc., a kitchen technology company. He is passionate about helping people cook better through innovation in the kitchen. In addition to producing an award-winning step-by-step cooking app, SideChef develops smart kitchen software for manufacturers and connects appliances to the Internet of Things. Prior to SideChef, Steve was President of Dacor, a manufacturer and distributor of luxury kitchen appliances, where he led the design and development of the world’s first smart, connected ovens and ranges, winning Best in Show KBIS and Best of CES Home in 2014. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from Pepperdine University.

Neil Bailey

Neil Bailey

Smallbone of Devizes

Neil Bailey is President of award-winning luxury British furniture maker Smallbone of Devizes, the global authority on bespoke fitted cabinetry, where he develops the retail, dealer and project business across North America. Bailey joined Smallbone in 2016, following a successful year that saw parent company Canburg win the “Emerging International Brand” award at The Sunday Times HSBC International Fast Track 200 Awards, and rank 18th out of 200 private UK companies for export growth. Previously, Bailey was President and CEO of Poggenpohl U.S. and Canada, and before that, was managing director for Poggenpohl Group UK and Ireland. Through acquisition and development, Bailey helped grow the UK network into one of the company’s most successful globally. His career spanned more than 25 years in sales and retail management in the European home improvement industry before he moved to the U.S.

Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD

Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD

Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC

Patricia Davis Brown is an award-winning interior designer whose work has been featured in Florida Architecture, Traditional Homes & Design, Florida Design, Qualified Remodeler Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas, The Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports. She began her career in the kitchen and bath industry in 1985, and formed her own design studio, Patricia Davis Brown Fine Cabinetry Inc., in 1992, specializing in residential and commercial interior design and remodels, lighting design, universal design and custom furniture. In 2010, Patricia opened a full design firm, Patricia Davis Brown Designs, for whole house and commercial projects. She also authors a national design blog, DigThisDesign.net, and has consulted for companies including American Standard, Delta Faucets and Kohler, among others.

Young Huh

Young Huh

Young Huh, Interiors

Young Huh is principal and founder of Young Huh Interiors, a full-service design firm specializing in residential and commercial interiors. Based in New York City, the firm continues to grow, expanding its original repertoire of residential interiors to include larger commercial projects, and has been published in House Beautiful and Westchester Cottages & Gardens. In 2011, Young was honored with the Innovation in Design Award for Interior Design by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, and was selected as one of the new designers to join the prestigious 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show. In addition to her design practice, she co-founded the blog “Les Design Nerdes” with Audrey Margarite.

Allison Lowrie

Allison Lowrie

HomeAdvisor

Allison Lowrie joined HomeAdvisor in 2010 and was named Chief Marketing Officer in 2015. Lowrie specializes in brand management, customer acquisition, communications and marketing intelligence. Prior to joining HomeAdvisor, Lowrie acted as the Director of Advertising Products at Cars.com for nearly six years. During this time, she led the rapid growth of the company’s on-site advertising products and launched its yield management practice. Lowrie previously worked at Boston.com and Arnold Worldwide. Lowrie serves on the Home Improvement Research Institute Board of Directors and Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies committee.

Michael Mahan

Michael Mahan

GE Appliances

Michael Mahan is Business Development and Strategic Growth Leader for GE Appliances, a unit of Haier, a $7 billion business headquartered in Louisville, Ky. Michael leads the team responsible GE Appliances’ portfolio optimization strategy and growth through mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, technology acquisitions, alliances and divestitures. In 2010, Michael was named General Manager for EV Infrastructure, where he led the global team responsible for designing, marketing, and commercializing GE’s new WattStation electric vehicle chargers. He transitioned to GE Appliances to lead its premium Monogram brand team in 2012, developing the long-term business strategy for Monogram while leading marketing and product initiatives. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He lives in Louisville with his wife and son.

Steve Petock

Steve Petock

Ferguson

Steve Petock is Senior Vice President of Business Development for Ferguson, the largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies in the U.S., where he is responsible for the business development and strategic direction of the company’s multiple business segments. Steve has more than 35 years of experience working in sales and management for the kitchen and bath industry. A Virginia native, he graduated from Roanoke College and throughout his career, he has attended Executive Development programs at Stanford University, Harvard Business School, Duke University, the Darden School of Business and International Institute of Management Development in Switzerland.