View Our 2020 Class

We’re searching for thirty outstanding young professionals who possess the passion, creativity and brilliance to be the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath experts.

Our Thirty Under 30 Program is designed to celebrate the future rock stars of kitchen and bath. As an industry professional, you can nominate a colleague or enter directly with a few easy steps.

If selected, you’ll help identify significant trends, innovation and technology, sustainable business practices and emerging business models at KBIS 2021 in Orlando, FL. You’ll meet amazing peers, network with important industry leaders, and otherwise shake the trees inside the kitchen and bath trades. The association will also honor you and your contributions during next year’s KBIS.

This annual program has left a lasting impact on the lives and careers of our Thirty Under 30 alumni.

Nominee Requirements

+ Be born on or after February 10, 1991
+ Be outgoing, passionate, and excited to network with new colleagues
+ Work in the kitchen and bath industry
+ Be interested in furthering a career within the kitchen and bath industry
+ Be supported by their current employer to participate in this program

Program Honors

Thirty Under 30 recipients will receive:
+ A Free Trip to KBIS 2021 (airfare and lodging)
+ KBIS Show floor pass, conference pass and access to NKBA events
+ Media exposure and awareness among top design and trade professionals
+ Pre-event and post-event networking activities

Entry Recommendations

Want to improve your chances of being selected? Here are some examples of information to include in your submission:
+ Awards and acknowledgements you have received for work in the kitchen and bath industry
+ Sales and marketing accomplishments, statistics, and sales figures
+ Certifications related to the kitchen and bath industry
+ Community service/charity involvement – industry related or other NKBA Chapter officer positions held, or other industry related association  memberships, etc.
+ Innovative solutions you have brought to your job, improvements in job processes, project involvement above and beyond your daily job requirements

The NKBA Thirty Under 30 is an elite group of young professionals who are truly the best of the best—be sure to highlight any accomplishments that make your application stand out!

How to Apply

+ Entrants can apply directly or be nominated by industry professional
+ Complete the nomination or application form below by Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Nomination Form
Self-Nomination Form

Testimonials

“The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program has catapulted my career into a completely different direction. It has taken me places around the world and given me a lot of opportunities to explore the industry on a much larger level. The best part about being a 30 is the networking with other 30’s from all over North America.”

Benjamin Ouellette

Class of 2016

“Being an NKBA Thirty Under 30 to me means that you have taken your passions and been able to share them with other people that share the same strong passion. Others should submit because there’s nothing like being able to feel that you are part of a group of other like minded professionals that share the same desires as you.”

Ashley Avery

Class of 2013

“As a member of the NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 program it has been invaluable to the growth of my career. It’s a tremendous opportunity to be a part of this special group and the resources that it comes with. It’s a great networking experience that has helped me shape my career within the industry.”

Justin Dedio

Class of 2013

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Alan Dove, Director of Member Relations at Adove@nkba.org.