Bill DarcyChief Executive Officer National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
Bill Darcy is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), a forward-thinking trade organization serving the $140 billion k&b industry. It owns the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and serves nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the industry.
Bill joined NKBA in 2006 as Manager of Marketing Partnerships, and quickly rose through the ranks to Manager of Business Development, Senior Manager of Marketing, Director of Marketing, Executive Vice President, and ultimately was promoted to his current position as CEO.
In 2014, to benefit tens of thousands of professionals across all sectors of home building, design and remodeling, Bill orchestrated a collaboration between the NKBA and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), creating Design & Construction Week and the co-location of KBIS and NAHB’s International Builders Show (IBS).
Bill has also pioneered several industry and cross-industry initiatives. To stem the industry-wide shortage in craftsmen and skilled labor, Bill created the NKBA’s #NextUp initiative, which seeks to support education and build interest in the skilled trades. He also established the NKBA’s 30 Under 30 program, an initiative focused on millennials that began in 2013. Bill also sits on the Operating Committee of the Skilled Labor Fund.