New York, September 15, 2016 – The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to announce and welcome Dawn De Grazio as Technical Editor, effective October 3. This newly created staff position will assist technical committees and IES Staff with editing IES standards, documents, and articles for accuracy and consistency. The position requires a high level of lighting technical knowledge and the ability to accurately describe, in both verbal and written communications, the intent of IES Standards to a broad audience. De Grazio reports to the Technical Director of Standards, Brian Liebel.
Prior to being appointed Technical Editor, De Grazio was elected by members of the IES as an At-Large Director on the IES Board of Directors. She previously was employed as the Director of Customer Education for Lighting Analysts in Littleton, Colorado. She has served as a member of the several IES technical committees, including Roadway Lighting Committee, Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee, and Marks Award Committee, and was Secretary of the Visual Effects of Lamp Spectral Distribution Committee. She also contributed to several IES publications and received the IES Distinguished Service Award in 2012. De Grazio graduated from the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Colorado Boulder.
“Dawn has the unique combination of skills to perform this job,” said Brian Liebel, Technical Director of Standards. “Her engineering degree and broad application background, as well as her longstanding interest in lighting research, make her uniquely qualified, and I am very pleased to have her on our staff in this position.”
“As Technical Editor, Dawn is going to be a valuable asset on the standards development team by helping the IES improve its standards quality, quantity and continuity between standards,” said Tim Licitra, IES Executive Vice President. “With Dawn’s extensive knowledge and expertise, we are also looking forward to her contributions to not only IES but the lighting community.”
De Grazio commented, “As a longtime active member of IES, I am excited about being able to contribute to the organization in a whole new way. Our many documents are a vital part of who we are, and I am honored to have the privilege of contributing to their success.”