IES Board of Directors and Staff Statement of Support

 
To IES Members and the lighting community,

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others have lost their lives because they were Black. Murdered, because they were Black. Unfortunately, due to the deep-seated systemic racism that exists, unless we act now, there will likely be others.

Simply put, Black Lives Matter. This is not a controversial statement. It speaks to the racial injustices that the Black community faces on a daily basis from law enforcement, the judicial system, and more. This is a reality that the IES does not accept.

Unequivocally, the IES supports inclusion.

Unequivocally, the IES supports our Black members, volunteers, employees and the entire Black community.

Unequivocally, the IES supports uniting and speaking out.

The IES is committed to making a difference. To identify ways in which we can create actionable initiatives to enact change, we will be focused on listening and learning. We encourage you to do the same. In addition, the IES will:

  • seek strategic partners to identify how we can make a positive impact;
  • review our existing programs and services; and
  • listen to our members, volunteers, and the lighting community to identify ways to remove obstacles that exist within our industry so that the diversity of the lighting industry mirrors that of the world we live in.

We also want to hear from you about what you believe the IES can do to have a positive impact. Join us in standing together to improve, learn, grow, and create meaningful change. Contact us at [email protected] and/or [email protected].

Violence against the Black community must come to an end. Racial injustices against the Black community must come to an end. Racism against the Black community must come to an end.

 

The IES Board of Directors                                                 

Jennifer Jaques, President, IES Board of Directors
Antonio Garza, Vice President, IES Board of Directors
James Radi, Treasurer, IES Board of Directors
Lance Bennett, Past President, IES Board of Directors
Frank Agraz, At-Large Director, IES Board of Directors
Carl Bloomfield, At-Large Director, IES Board of Directors
Wilson Dau, At-Large Director, IES Board of Directors
Naomi Miller, At-Large Director, IES Board of Directors
James Potts, At-Large Director, IES Board of Directors
Susanne Seitinger, At-Large Director, IES Board of Directors
Antonio Giacobbe, West Regional Director, IES Board of Directors               
Rick Paradis, Northeast Regional Director, IES Board of Directors
Michelle Prew, Midwest Regional Director, IES Board of Directors
Billy Tubb, South Regional Director, IES Board of Directors

 

The IES Staff

Tim Licitra, IES Executive Director
Alex Baker
Thomas Butters
Kathleen Cavanaugh
Dawn De Grazio
Geomara Flores
Samuel Fontanez
Leetroy Fraser
Nicole Giglione
Brian Liebel
Mark Lien
Olga Loukina
Patricia McGillicuddy
Marie Meacham
Zoe Milgram
Katie Nale
Leslie Prestia
Rama Rejman
Charyliz Rodriguez
Rick Rodriguez
Klysha Ross
Samantha Schwirck
Klara Steupert
Albert Suen
Paul Tarricone
Brienne Willcock
Joseph Wood
Fima Zlatsin

EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app