NKBA Begins Search for New CEO After Departure of Mike Kelly

Hackettstown, NJ — Months shy of his three-year anniversary as chief executive officer of the National & Kitchen Bath Association (NKBA) – and less than a month prior to the 2008 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) in Chicago – Michael P. Kelly is no longer at the executive helm of the NKBA, association officials have announced.

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Although NKBA leaders termed Kelly’s departure “a mutual agreement,” the details leading to the surprising development remained unclear as of press time. Kelly was unavailable for comment.

“It’s the right decision for the NKBA and for Mr. Kelly, and while there will be glitches along the way, we are so far ahead in the planning [of K/BIS] that it seemed to be the right time for this change,” said Sara Ann Busby, CKD, 2008 NKBA national president.

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