The Society’s governing body, the Board of Directors, is responsible for all of the legal and financial affairs of the Society and is composed of members elected by the membership.
The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.
The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.
Board of Directors
Shirley Coyle, LCCoyle has been a member of the IES for 31 years and has served in several responsible capacities in the past: President of the Toronto Section, District Chair and Board of Directors. She serves on several IES committees including Roadway Lighting, Outdoor Environmental Lighting, and Street & Area Lighting. Coyle is also a committee member for several CSA Group standards committees on lighting including Roadway and Solid State Lighting.
Cheryl English, LCCheryl English has been a member of the IES for35 years. She has worked for Acuity Brands in a number of positions including application design, testing, education and marketing, culminating in her current position as Vice President, Government and Industry Relations. On behalf of the IES, English helped develop the Joint IDA-IES Model Lighting Ordinance; the IES classification system for Outdoor Luminaires (TM-15) and the first series of IES ED education series. She has served on a variety of IES committees: Board of Fellows, Medal Award, Marks Award, Lighting Economics, Sustainable Lighting, Educational Materials, Education Seminars, Legislative & Regulatory and Computer. English was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award, the Fellow Award, and an IES Presidential Award.
James RadiJames Radi has been Secretary, Treasurer, VP, and President of the St. Louis Section as well as being an instructor for IES "Fundamentals in Lighting" courses. James was also the District 7 Chair and a co-chair of the annual Leadership Forum at the IES Annual Conference as well the Midwest Regional Director for three years. James is currently the Director of National Accounts and Specification Sales for Shat R Shield.
Mark Roush, LCMark Roush, is a marketing consultant and principal of Experience Light in Red Bank, New Jersey – serving several companies in the Lighting industry. Roush served as President of the IES in 2015-2016. He has had 37 years in lighting technology, application, and education with companies including Philips, Acuity, Brandston and Partners, LumiLEDs, Dialight, Holophane, and Luficer Lighting in various executive, marketing, design, application engineering, business development and education roles. He has been on the faculties of two universities teaching lighting in architecture and interior design, and has contributed to numerous articles in Lighting Design + Application and Architectural Lighting Magazines and delivered several seminars, panel discussions and presentations at lighting industry functions nationally. Roush, an IES Fellow, has been Past President of the IALD Education Trust and chair/facilitator for the past 17 years of the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards. Mark has his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he specialized in Illumination Studies. He is well known as a speaker, facilitator, panel moderator and ambassador in numerous lighting industry events.
Jeffrey J. Davis, LCA member of the IES since 1991, Jeffrey Davis is a Principal and President of System Design Consultants, Inc. Mr. Davis has worked on the Section level as Treasurer, Vice-President, President, and member of the Board of Managers, Portland Section. On the Regional level, he has served as Regional Vice President, Regional Treasurer, and District 6 Chair (West Region). On the national level, Mr. Davis has been West Regional Director and Director. In addition to being Lighting Certified with the NCQLP, Mr. Davis is also a LEED BD+C with the USGBC, a member of IES Committee for Universal Engagement, and an advisory member of the IES Illumination Award committee. He is the recipient of a Presidential Citation from the Oregon Section, and has been the recipient of a number of IIDA awards, recognizing his role as a lighting designer. In his off time he sits on the Oak Lodge Sanitary District’s Budget Committee and is a Civil Commissioner for the Clackamas County Fire District.
Boyd CorbettBoyd Corbett is Director of Business Development for Lumato Lighting . He has served on the IES Board as Treasurer and Director and as an IES Section Secretary, President and member of the Board of Managers. Corbett also served on a number of IES committees – Finance, Conference Committee, Progress, Centennial, Site Selection, International Relationships, Membership and Mentoring Committee. He is currently Chair of the Progress Committee. He served for six years of the LIGHTFAIR New Product Showcase, a member of American Lighting Associations, the AIA, and the CMAS. He is a recipient of the IES Chicago Service Award.
Antonio GarzaAntonio Garza has been a member of IES since 1998. He is a Mechanical & Electrical engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in lighting, including a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in Lighting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Residing in Monterrey, Mexico, Garza teaches lighting at the College of Engineering of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL, Monterrey, MX) and at the College of Art, Architecture and Design of the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). He has been a past Vice-President and currently President of the Mexico Section and sits on its Board of Directors. He is also a partner at Iluminacion Total, S.A. de C.V.
Naomi MillerMs. Naomi Miller is a designer/scientist in the solid state lighting program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR. Working to bridge the gap between technology and application, Miller promotes the wise use of LEDs, and works with industry to overcome the hurdles where LEDs are not ready for prime time. Miller has received over 30 architectural lighting design awards for projects ranging from churches to university science buildings, boutique hotels, supermarkets, and parking lots. She chaired the IES Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings (DG-18-08). She is a Fellow of the IESNA and Fellow of the IALD.
Susanne Seitinger, PhDAs the Global Sub-segment Manager for Parks and Plazas in Professional Systems at Philips Lighting, Susanne Seitinger is responsible for leading the strategy around the impact of programmable LED lighting elements to create safe, inviting and responsive urban environments. She recently published Light for Public Space which provides an extensive overview of recent city lighting design trends. Seitinger received a BA from Princeton University and a PhD, MS and MCP from MIT. Her PhD dissertation—Liberated Pixels: Alternative Narratives for Lighting Future Cities—explored the aesthetic and interactive potentials for future lighting and display infrastructures.
Lance BennettLance has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years, and has been with Eaton’s Lighting business for over 24 years. He is responsible for global sales of all specification products for the US based division. Prior to his current role, he has served in a variety of capacities for Cooper Lighting, from regional sales to area vice president in the US. Lance’s previous global experience includes opening the first international office for a large, US based, multinational lighting controls company, as well as product development and marketing. Lance, who is an engineer by education, is a member of the IES and IALD LIRC as well as corporate member of the USGBC and AIA Cornerstone Partner. Lance currently is serving on the Board of Directors for the IES, as well as the International Landscape Lighting Institute. Lance has previously served on the Board of the IALD Education Trust.
Antonio GiacobbeAntonio Giacobbe is a Senior Corporate Account Manager for Acuity Brands. Prior to joining Acuity, he was a Technical Sales Manager for Osram Sylvania and Senior Lighting Engineer for McKinstry Company. He has volunteered his time at the Section level as Board Member (2006-2008), Vice-President, (2008-2010), President, (2010-2012) on the Regional level as District 6 Vice Chair, (2012-2014) and District 6 Chair (West Region), (2014-2016). Antonio currently serves on the Board of Directors for the IES as a Regional Director, (2016-2018). Antonio is Lighting Certified (LC) with the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions (2004-present). Currently he is a member of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 Lighting Subcommittee, (2014-Present). He is keenly interested in developing remote access for IES education and Section and District events.
Jennifer Jaques, LCJennifer Jaques has more than 21 years of experience in lighting. She founded Lighting Application Sciences, LLC to provide lighting manufacturers, sales representatives, and others high-quality photometric services. Jennifer has been an IES member since 1995. She has served as the Austin IES Section President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Education Chair. She has also served as District 4 Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2014 Regional Conference and Director for the South Region covering Districts 3 and 4. Jaques has been Chair and Advisor to the IES Annual Conference Steering Committee. Jacques was awarded the IES Presidential Award in 2013.
Francois-Xavier Morin, LCFX Morin (from Montreal, Canada) has been an active IES member since 1998. After graduating as a Certified Electrical Technician (CET) in 1995, he began his career as a lighting specialist. Pursuing his passion for lighting, he has worked in a number of marketing and sales positions with increasing responsibility for manufacturers such as Philips, Canlyte (Lightolier), Artemide & On light. More recently, he spearheaded a new breed of coast-to-coast retail-focused national account lighting agency, called LightFX. FX has served as local Montreal IES section President, Education Chair, Program Chair, Board of Managers and Instructor for Lighting Fundamentals. Regionally, he has been Chair of District 1, Northeast Regional Director from 2013-2017 as well as an advisory member of the IES Testing Procedures Photometry (Light Sources) and the IES Education Advisory Committee. FX has received an IES Presidential Award in 2015 for his involvement in the very first translation of an IES technical document (RP-1 in French and Spanish). He also authored two (2) articles for Electrical Business Magazine’s French edition (L’Industrie Electrique) and is currently serving on the IES Board of Directors in a Director-at-large capacity.
Michelle (Shelly) PrewPrew is the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Eaton (Cooper) Lighting. Prew has been a member of IES since August 1995. Prew serves on both the IES Retail and Hospitality Committees. In the past, she has served as IES Section President, Vice President, Secretary, Board of Managers, and has also served on various Section Committees: Membership, Programs, Golf, Product Showcase, and Education. At the IES National level, Prew has been a long-term member of the Leadership Forum (Chair, co-Chair and Member), the VP for the Midwest Region, and is currently serving on the Annual Conference Steering Committee.
Timothy LicitraAs Executive Vice President of the IES, Licitra is responsible for the overall management of IES, implementing organizational strategy, leading IES staff and volunteers, managing operational priorities and programs, and developing and implementing IES’s relevant plans and policies, all designed to meet the needs of the Society’s members. Licitra comes to IES from the Market Technicians Association, Inc. (MTA), where he served in a variety of capacities for over a decade, most recently as Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Licitra received an MBA in Marketing and Management from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
IES Charter and Bylaws
The Society Bylaws are the operating directives of the Society. They cover the Society’s purpose, and define its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, other committees, membership, elections, fiscal practice, etc…
Charter & Bylaws [PDF 57KB]