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 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.
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 experience in the lighting industry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Xavier University in Bogota, Colombia, with his focus on Energy Efficient Commercial Lighting Systems. He practiced lighting design early in his career and also taught courses at two of South America’s top universities. Wilson has been a guest speaker at many important lighting forums, including LightFair International, North America’s most important lighting trade show, Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Education Center, Neocon and Neocon East; some of his seminars are accredited with AIA and IIDA. During his career he has worked for some of North America's premier lighting manufacturers, for the past 11 years, he has been Principal at Dau Design and Consulting Inc. providing services to Architects, End-Users and Manufacturers in Lighting and Product Design. He is responsible for the lighting design for WMEAC, North America’s first Double-Gold LEED building; he has led or been a member of the design team for many other high profile projects around the world. He is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 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 & 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.
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.
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. This work included writing technical assistance audit reports, developing design alternatives for HVAC, lighting, thermal storage, and alternative energy projects, providing construction observation and review services as well as developing and implementing monitoring and verification protocols. Since lighting is the most important and largest single end use in commercial buildings, Mr. Paradis has made it his objective to provide energy effective lighting designs that not only save energy but also addresses aspect associated with worker productivity. Mr. Paradis has been a quest speaker at the 2001 IFMA World Workplace conference on “Quality Lighting as a Competitive Advantage” and at the Bi-Regional Southeast/South Central IES chapters on “Total Harmonic Distortion and Other Electronic Ballast Related Issues”. He has also taught, the IES sponsored, ED-150 Lighting Economics Intermediate Level Total Life Cycle Costing for Lighting Systems and in 2011 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 Chairman in 2000 of the Light Right Consortium whose goal is to use research as a basis for market transformation towards Ergonomic Lighting. Ergonomic Lighting is designed and installed in a way that considers the physical and psychological needs of people in buildings – it is quality, energy efficient, and economical. He received the Johnson Controls Chairman Award in 1998 for his contribution to their Lighting Services group. Mr. Paradis has been the Chairman of the IIDA/IA New England Section from 1993 - 2013. 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 IA 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 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 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
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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]
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]