Sep 16, 2020

Illumination Awards Committee


Committee Purpose, Scope And Documents


The Illumination Awards program promotes and celebrates quality lighting design and advancement of the lighting profession.


The IES Illumination Awards (IA) program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. This committee oversees the entire Illumination Awards program, its processes, and the IA Gala.


Committee Leadership

Committee Chair – – Jana M. Owens

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Jana is currently the Midwest Regional Sales Manager at Fluxwerx Illumination. In her position, she supports agencies across the Midwest and drives specification sales for a growing company with incredible momentum. Currently, Jana is also the Chair of the IES Illumination Awards Committee. Prior to joining Fluxwerx in 2017, Jana spent 9 years as an electrical engineer and architectural lighting designer, managing projects for large scale commercial, retail, collegiate sports and educational establishments. She also collaborated on the development of internal standards on lighting and controls. Jana is a past recipient of numerous IES Illumination Awards for Lighting Design, and holds her engineering license in the state of Kansas.

Members (Voting)

  • Howard Kosowsky
  • Megan Carroll
  • Denis Lavoie
  • Jeffrey J. Davis
  • Liesel Whitney-Schulte
  • John R. Harpest
  • Craig Fox, LC MIES
  • Richard Paradis
  • Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska
  • Jim Toole
  • Benjamin Koyle
  • Adam Carangi
  • Zoe T. Rounds

Advisory Members (Non-Voting)

  • Hamrah Ghashghaei,MIES,IALD
  • Laura I. Roman
  • Hyo Jeong Lee
  • Amanda N. Schaneman
  • Melvyn Law
  • Mindy A. Cooper

Advisory Panel Liaisons

Board Liaisons

  • Antonio Garza
  • Kelly A. O’Connor

Staff Liaisons

  • Michael Austerlitz