About IES

IES Mission Statement
The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.


IES Vision Statement
The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

We are a non-profit technical society whose purpose is to advance lighting knowledge and disseminate information for the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.

The Detroit Section is comprised of engineers, lighting designers, manufacturers, architects, contractors, distributors, and others with a passion for lighting.

This section holds monthly educational meetings to discuss the latest in lighting and industry trends.

Section Officers 2022-2023

  • President: Elizabeth Williams, Illuminart
  • Interim Vice President: Michelle Prew, Cooper Lighting
  • Secretary: Marc Dyble, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Robert White, Illuminart
  • Immediate Past President: Stacey Schwartz, Osborn Engineering


Board of Managers 2022-2023

  • Drew Barnes, Gasser Bush Associates
  • Marc Dyble, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Inc.
  • Kelly Dykstra, Illuminart
  • Eric Graettinger, Peter Basso Associates
  • Keith Irtenkauf, Pro-Tech Lighting
  • Wendy Kwapis, Gasser Bush Associates
  • Darren Lapsley, Clarus Lighting & Controls
  • Kelly O’Connor, Turner Logistics – SourceBlue LLC
  • Michelle Prew, Cooper Lighting
  • Stacey Schwartz, Osborn Engineering
  • Tara Verlinden
  • Robert White, Illuminart
  • Elizabeth Williams, Illuminart


Program Chairs 2022-2023

  • Membership: Darren Lapsley, Clarus Lighting & Controls
  • Illumination Awards: Tara Verlinden
  • Communications Chair: Eric Graettinger, Peter Basso Associates
  • Emerging Professionals: Kelly Dykstra, Illuminart
  • Social Media Chair: Stacey Schwartz, Osborn Engineering