About Us

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 2018-2019

  • President: Karl Geil
  • Vice President: Stacey Schwartz
  • Treasurer: Robert White
  • Illumination Awards Chair: Tara Verlinden
  • Emerging Professionals Chair: Elizabeth Williams
  • Immediate Past President: Kelly O’Connor
  • Board of Managers:
    Kelly O’Connor
    Eric Graettinger
    Joe Oranchak
    Marc Dyble
    Michelle Prew
    Dave Shorkey
    Elizabeth Williams
    Geof Wright