Christine Todd Whitman has been named as the opening keynote speaker for the 2008 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference. Whitman, who has a strong environmental background, will address attendees regarding sustainability and the effects it has on the kitchen and bath, housing and shelter industries in a global community. She'll also touch on the challenges she faced to help create such an important movement both politically and economically.

Christine Todd Whitman was elected as New Jersey's 50th Governor in November, 1993 and was appointed by current President, George W. Bush, as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January, 2001. As Governor of New Jersey, Whitman developed a strong environmental record. Under her environmental leadership, New Jersey's air became significantly cleaner, noted K/BIS organizers.

Whitman's keynote address will be held Friday, April 11 at 8 a.m. in Arie Crown Theater in Lakeside Center. The presentation is open to all K/BIS attendees.