Cheryl English Assumes Presidency of the IES (2017-2018)

Cheryl English, LC
Cheryl English, LC

New York, NY — Effective July 1, 2017, Cheryl English, assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development. English succeeds Shirley Coyle.

Cheryl 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 programs. 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 has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award, the Fellow Award, and an IES Presidential Award.

“I’m excited for the future of the IES and am honored to serve in the role as President. I look forward to collaborating with the Board and membership as we embrace our rich history and implement strategic plans promoting engagement through discovery, consensus, education, and advocacy,” said English.


Lance Bennett, (Vice-President / President-Elect), Eaton’s Lighting Business
Shirley Coyle, LC, (Past President), Cree, Inc.
James Radi, (Treasurer), Shat-R-Shield

Susanne Seitinger, PhD, Philips Lighting
Antonio Garza, Iluminacion Total, SA de CV
Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Wilson Dau, LC, Dau Design and Consulting, Inc.
Frank Agraz, Frank Agraz
Francois-Xavier Morin, LC, LightFX

Jennifer Jaques, LC, (South Region), Lighting Application Sciences, LLC
Michelle (Shelly) Prew, (Midwest Region), Eaton Lighting
Antonio Giacobbe, (West Region), Acuity Brands
Rick Paradis, (Northeast Region), Synergy Investment