Dan McFadden of PB Kitchen Design has been named President of Chicago Midwest Chapter of National Kitchen and Bath Association. His two year term began January 1, 2018. Dan’s previous tenure as VP-Programs provided great experience and insight for taking on this new commitment within NKBA.
NKBA is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the kitchen and bath industry. It has almost 14,000 member companies across North America. The Chicago Midwest Chapter is among the association’s largest. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into a broader association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, cabinet and appliance installers, designers, and other professionals.
As President, Dan will oversee all Chapter activity, working with his Board to promote the Chapter’s agenda and initiatives, such as Chapter Meetings, Academic Support, Advocacy and Certification. The NKBA’s certification program offers continuing education and career development and includes designers and professionals in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry.
The organization is a leading advocate of Universal Design, the principles which allow best use of kitchens and baths by disabled and aging residents.
Dan serves as President of PB Kitchen Design, part of a 40 year old family owned firm in Geneva, IL. Dan feels that PB Kitchen Design’s expertise lies in its ability to truly connect with each client. “We create each design from scratch – there are no predetermined solutions.” Dan is a believer in building lasting collaborative relationships with trade partners who share his standard for excellence, value and reliability.
A recipient of numerous design awards, Dan’s designs have been highly regarded, including a submission for the National Kitchen and Bath Association that simultaneously won two awards in their annual design contest. His work has been published in dozens of separate trade and consumer titles such as Traditional Home, Veranda and Midwest Living Magazine, and his showroom and brand have also been featured on HGTV and the Food Network.
He and his team at PB Kitchen Design are presenting sponsors of the Fox Valley Kitchen Walk; a recurring, non-annual event which raises funds for Fox Valley Food for Health, to take place this year on Saturday, May 19. FVFFH builds on a network of teen and adult volunteers to provide nutrient rich meals to its clients with serious illnesses.
A graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder – Leeds School of Business, Dan honed his skill and passion for cycling, triathlon, and alpine skiing while living in the epicenter of such activities.
Dan lives in Naperville, IL with his wife and daughter, and can be found cheering at soccer games or refereeing swim meets.