Local business owner inducted as national president

Hershey, PA


At a dinner and reception held at The Hotel Hershey Friday January 17, 2014, John Petrie, CMKBD (Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer) owner of Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry of Mechanicsburg was inducted as 2014 National President of the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). John’s father Les Petrie, CMKBD held the same position in 2003 making them the first father and son to hold this esteemed position. Both are members of the local Susquehanna Valley Chapter of NKBA. John was sworn in by outgoing president John Morgan. Other national officers inducted at the ceremony include Maria Stepperfenne CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer), CBD (Certified Bath Designer)President –elect; Ric Coggins,Vice President; Debra H. Robinson, CMKBD Treasurer; Denise M. Dick, CMKBD, Secretary and John K. Morgan, Immediate Past President.


10 local members of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter were sworn in by new National President John Petrie CMKBD. The 2014 Chapter officers are: Ruth Ann Lohrenz CKD, Chapter representative, Signature Custom Cabinets; elizaBeth Marcocci, CKD, Chapter President, Lowe’s of Carlisle; Jeffrey A. MacDowell, VP Programs, APR supply; Ron M. Hedges, CMKBD, VP Professional Development, kitchens by Ted-Ron; Roy McLain, CMKBD, VP Government Relations, Advanced Kitchens & Baths; Jean Buchen, CKD, Treasurer, KT Highland; Brian Miller, CKD, CBD, VP Membership, Excel Interior Concepts and Construction; Rich Miller, VP Communications, Fromm Electric Supply Co.; DeeDee Schaeffer, AKBD (Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer), Academic Relations, Independent designer; Carey T. Jacobson, AKBD, Secretary, Studio of Design


NKBA is the premier organization for kitchen and bath professionals. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. www.nkba.org www.susvalnkba.org


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