2018 WBA President Steve Atkins with his family.
2018 WBA President Steve Atkins with his family.
Over 150 members, friends, and family attended the 2018 WBA President’s Installation Dinner on January 19th. Held at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, the evening featured a cocktail reception, installation ceremony, and awards dinner followed by dueling pianos entertainment courtesy of N.E.W. Piano Guys.

The 2018 senior officers installed were President Steve Atkins (Brown County HBA), President-Elect Harvey Kessel (Madison Area BA), Treasurer Jeff Dorner (Door County HBA), Secretary Abe Degnan (Madison Area BA), Immediate Past President David Belman (Metropolitan BA), Associate Vice President Kim Reed (Brown County HBA), and Associate Vice President-Elect Ted Peotter (Wausau Area BA).

The WBA also recognized recipients of its annual awards in the Builder of the Year, Associate of the Year, Rising Star, and Hall of Fame categories (See WBA Award Winners to the right.) Brown County HBA’s Executive Officer Mari Charles was additionally recognized for her 25 years of service, and Immediate Past President David Belman presented a plaque to former Metropolitan BA Executive Director Kris Hillmer for her years of service with Metro.

We want to specially thank our sponsors as well as all who attended. The evening’s mood was buoyant as we look forward to another successful year for the industry in 2018!