New York, February 8, 2018 — The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is pleased to announce and welcome four new members to the IES staff who have joined us recently. For information about all staff contacts, please click here.

Ilana Orlansky, Events Manager
Ilana OrlanskyIlana is part of the membership team and is responsible for all IES Events including our Annual Conference and Street and Area Lighting Conference. Since graduating from Lehigh University in 2012, Ilana has been working professionally in the event planning industry. Ilana can be reached at
Rick Rodriguez, Membership Coordinator
Rick RodriguezRick is responsible for the retention and engagement of new and existing members of the IES. For the past three years, Rick has worked with the membership departments of El Museo and the Guggenheim Museum. Rick is excited to be sharing his experience with IES and its members! Rick can be reached a
Zoe Milgram, Information Specialist
Zoe MilgramZoe, who works closely with the standards and research department, will be responsible for answering research and reference inquiries from technical committee members, managing the IES Resource Library, and developing and supporting IES Research Plan. Zoe has seven years of experience as a librarian and archivist. Prior to coming to the IES, she worked in publishing and art. She is excited to learn about a different industry. Zoe can be reached at
Katie Nale, LD+A Assistant Editor/Digital Content Coordinator
Katie NaleKatie will be responsible for editing and contributing content to LD+A, as well as bolstering the magazine’s digital presence on both the web and social media. She comes to the IES after serving in both print and digital editorial positions at Napco Media and Access Intelligence, and as a copy editor for a marketing firm. Katie is a graduate of James Madison University and also earned a Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park. Katie can be reached at