December 2023 COU Letter – NKBA

December 2023 COU Letter

December 2023
Message from the Chapters Team

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Cheers to all of you for making NKBA’s 60th Anniversary year the most memorable yet! 

Over the past month, three Chapters hosted spectacular anniversary celebrations. From design competition galas in San Francisco and Atlanta to education days in New York City, our Northern California, Georgia and Manhattan Chapters commemorated this milestone year with special tie-ins to their annual events. Be sure to visit for recaps of these occasions. 

Each one of you has made this a special year, and we would like to thank our 2023 Chapter Officers. Please click here to see the list of our exemplary volunteer leaders. Whether you are continuing in your role in 2024 or rotating off the Chapter Officer council, we want to thank you for your contributions to NKBA and to our industry.

One final reminder to make your travel arrangements to KBIS! The final deadline for air travel reservations through NKBA is December 11, 2023. Kudos to Alaska and Rocky Mountain Chapters for being the first to register all five council members! Please review KBIS registration and travel instructions here.

At NKBA Headquarters, we are pleased to introduce the newest member of the Chapters team, Kristin Shechter, Chapter Engagement Manager. Kristin, Courtney, and I look forward to working with you all. Please reach out to us directly or at

Here’s to a successful year-end with your businesses and a wonderful holiday season with your families and friends. We look forward to connecting with you throughout December, into the New Year, and seeing you at Leader2Leader at KBIS in Las Vegas!

Very Best,

Kelly Buchsbaum
Senior Manager, Chapter Relations