Nick Ogle serves as BKBG’s Executive Director, whose primary responsibility is to partner with Shareholders and Preferred Vendors to make their businesses better, more profitable, easier to operate and more professionally rewarding. Nick brings more than two decades of kitchen industry experience to BKBG, having previously served as Director of Strategic Partnerships & National Accounts for Masco Cabinetry. Nick received his degree in selling and sales management from Purdue University and currently lives in Michigan with his wife and son.
Executive Vice President
Tom Cohn serves as BKBG’s Executive Vice President where he has overall responsibility for the performance and success of the group. He has a long and distinguished track record of successful partnerships with entrepreneurs who bring passion and commitment to their businesses and has repeatedly partnered with start-ups and smaller organizations to improve their quality of service and business operations. Tom earned a bachelor of arts degree in American studies from Georgetown University and attended the College of English and American Studies at Sussex University in Brighton, England. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife, daughter and beagle.
Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn Block is the CFO of BKBG where she oversees the financial operations of the group. She has had direct responsibility for tracking, processing and reconciling more than a billion dollars in group purchasing organization purchases and preparing quarterly reports that document group and individual member purchasing volume in the GPO channel. Carolyn is a certified public accountant with a bachelor’s degree in economics and math from Barnard College and a masters in accounting from George Washington University. Carolyn lives in Washington, DC with her partner and cat.
Sarah Patterson, CAE, is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies for BKBG's website, social media platforms, weekly Buzz e-newsletter and the quarterly magazine perspective. She also provides extensive editorial services for BKBG's publications and essential communications. Sarah has a long history of successful publication experience with many different trade associations and has been honored for her creativity and management excellence with numerous awards. Sarah received her BA in communications/public relations and English at the State University of New York New Paltz and earned the Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives. Sarah lives in Loudoun County, VA with her husband, son and dog.
Membership Development Director
Jason Arnold is BKBG’s membership director where he is primarily responsible for identifying and attracting best-in-class kitchen and bath showrooms to take advantage of the many benefits of becoming a BKBG Shareholder. Jason also leverages his more than 15 years of showroom managerial and sales experience to assist BKBG Shareholders improve their sales and merchandising processes, implementation strategies and customer experiences. Prior to joining the BKBG team, Jason served as a showroom manager for Reico Kitchen & Bath. Jason lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children.