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
Cheryl English, LCCheryl English has been a member of the IES for 35 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.
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.
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.
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.
Antonio GarzaAntonio Garza has been a member of IES since 1998. He is a Mechanical & Electrical engineer with more than 25 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 is a partner in Iluminacion Total, a firm that does design, specification and sales work for all types of lighting projects. He teaches lighting at the College of Art, Architecture and Design of the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). Garza is past President of the Mexico Section of the IES and sits on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the IES Finance Committee and serves as Board Liaison for the Standards Committee.
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, PhDSusanne Seitinger leads public sector marketing for Philips Lighting US. She works with civic leaders to develop smart cities that leverage digital lighting for safe, inviting and responsive urban environments. Since joining Philips in 2012, she has worked on key projects from relighting the Zakim Bridge in Boston to Internet of Things projects for Los Angeles. She received a BA from Princeton University as well as a Master’s in City Planning and a PhD from MIT. Her dissertation Liberated Pixels: Alternative Narratives for Lighting Future Cities explored the aesthetic and interactive potential for future lighting and display infrastructures. Susanne is a sought after speaker and commentator on the future of light and Smart Cities.
Frank J Agraz, Jr., LC, MIESFrank Agraz, LC, MIES has worked for 24 years in the lighting industry and is currently employed with OSRAM Sylvania in the Lighting Solutions division developing industrial and large commercial retrofit projects. Prior to his current role, he founded Maneri-Agraz Enterprises, a national turnkey energy services company. Frank joined the IES in 2000 and has served in several capacities: District 4 Chair, Chair of the 2014 LightFocus Regional Conference, Past President of the Houston section, and Industrial committee member. Mr. Agraz is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP since 2000 and is currently its Exam Committee Chair, the group that develops and maintains the content of the annual exam. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Industrial Distribution.
Wilson Dau, MIES, LC, LEED APPrincipal, Dau Design and Consulting Inc. Wilson Dau has over 26 years of experience in the lighting industry. He is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, serving as the immediate Past-Chairman of the Office Lighting Committee, a past member of the Quality of the Visual Environment Committee, and a past Chair of the Computer Committee. He holds 22 patents for SSL related inventions. Wilson is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions) and a LEED Accredited professional by the USGBC.
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 & was the founder of LightFX, a retail, national account-focused sales agency. FX currently works for Leviton as the Director of Lighting-Canada. FX has served as local Montreal IES section President (2007-2009), Program Chair, Board of Managers member and currently Education Chair and Instructor for Lighting Fundamentals. Regionally, he has been District 1 Chair, 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) and was also involved in the translation in French of several other IES publications such as LM-79, LM-80, TM-21 & TM-30. 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.
Antonio GiacobbeAntonio Giacobbe, Seattle, WA, a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society since 2002, is currently Director of Renovation sales for Acuity Brands Lighting. Prior to joining Acuity, he worked for Osram Sylvania as a regional sales engineer and prior to that, McKinstry Company where he led their lighting division. He has been involved with the IES at the Section, District, and Regional level and is currently serving as Regional Director for the West region. He has served in the following roles for the IES, District Chair 2014-2016, Vice Chair 2012-2014, and at the Section level as Vice-President, President, and Past-President. He has remained active with the Seattle Section as a member of the board of managers for the Section. Antonio is Lighting Certified (LC) with the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions (2004-present), and is an active member of the ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 Lighting Subcommittee.
Jennifer Jaques, LCJennifer Jaques has been a member of IES, and part of the lighting community for over 20 years. In 2000, she founded Lighting Application Sciences, LLC to provide lighting manufacturers, sales representatives, and others access to high-quality photometric calculation and rendering services. Jennifer has been an IES member of the Austin, Texas, section since 1995. She has served as the Section President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Education Chair; and is currently an Adviser to its Board of Managers. She has had the privilege of serving as District 4 Chair and Vice-Chair, supporting the sections of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. She chaired the 2014 Regional Conference LightFOCUS, with a committee composed of section leaders. Jennifer has been Chair and Advisor to the IES Annual Conference Steering Committee and was awarded the IES Presidential Award in 2013. She will be completing her second consecutive term as South Regional Director as an active participant on the IES Board of Directors.
Rick ParadisMr. Paradis is an AEE Certified Energy Manager and has been in the Energy Services industry since 1978. Mr. Paradis has worked for utilities, design/consultant firms, non-profit management consultant firms and energy services companies working primarily in the commercial and industrial market sectors. He has taught the IES sponsored ED-150 Lighting Economics Intermediate Level Total Life Cycle Costing for Lighting Systems and the IES Fundamental of Lighting Training Modules. Within various companies Mr. Paradis also taught classes on computer simulation of building performance, baseline evaluation, and M&V protocols. Mr. Paradis was Boston Section Vice-president 2006-2008 and Section President 2008-2010 and District 2 Vice-Chair 2010-2011 and District 2 Chair 2012-2016. He is a member and Secretary for the Illumination Awards Committee 2014-current.
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 Director of the IES, Licitra is responsible for the overall management of IES, implementing organizational strategy, leading staff and supporting volunteer activities, 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 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
To view the IES Board of Directors meeting minutes, please click here.
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 130KB]
IES Strategic Plan 2014‐2020
Our Mission: 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. To view the plan, please click here.
The IES Financial Report is an independently audited statement of the Society financial position for the year shown.
IES Financial Statement 2016 [PDF 1.1MB]