PRESIDENT’S REPORT | September 2017


Welcome to the 2017–2018 IES Program Year and welcome to any new members. I am honored to be your incoming IES President and following in the footsteps of Kristen Mallardi. She did a fantastic job during her four years as president and I hope we can continue that momentum. Thank you Kristen, and congratulations on becoming our IES District 8 Chair.


As you might have noticed, our website underwent a “facelift,” which was approved by the Board of Managers during our summer planning meeting. This is one of the ways we hope to keep you updated more often with upcoming IES/industry events and provide a central location for everything IES Cleveland-related. Take some time, click around, and visit our sponsor’s webpages; we’re looking for feedback, but realize it’s a work-in-progress.


The IES Annual Conference was held in Portland, Oregon August 10–12 this summer. Our section was well represented by myself, Marian Perez, Kristen Mallardi, Dave Kinkaid, Phil Soroky, and Shelli Sedlak. Marian and I attended the Leadership Forum along with the District 7/8 meeting. It was great to hear from our Executive Vice President Tim Licitra on all that is changing at the National level. We should expect more communication and additional resources in the near future. Next year’s Annual Conference will be in Boston.


Our Emerging Professional group is kicking off their program year with an Indians game on Friday, September 29. I encourage all emerging professionals (those with 5 years or less of experience in the lighting industry) to attend. It’s a great free event and a chance to both network with other industry professionals and see our Tribe before playoffs! Visit the EP page or contact Josiah Schleicher for additional information and to sign up, but hurry the deadline is approaching.


A big thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers who made our scholarship golf outing another huge success! Our section rose over $6,500 this year. Funds will be used to sponsor a scholarship for a worthy student through The Cleveland Technical Society Council’s annual awards banquet in May. Funds raised will also be used towards our upcoming program year, including sponsoring several EP events and our Fundamentals of Lighting course in 2018. Thank you again for everyone’s support in this important endeavor.


We have started booking our upcoming monthly IES programs. Our Board of Managers have identified some interesting/pertinent topics which include: TM-30 vs. CRI, Engineering Ethics (PE requirement), Internet of Things (IoT), Dark Sky/BUG ratings, POE Lighting Fixtures, Light Distribution vs. Perception, WELL Building Standard, and LED and plant growth. We hope these topics pique your interest, but if you have other topics you would like to hear, please contact our Program Chair Sean Keenan.


And finally, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Friday, September 15 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all of our members. If you would like to get involved, please let Henry Barker know and he will add you to the meeting invitation.


I look forward to seeing you at this month’s and future IES Cleveland Section Programs!


Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

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