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National Lighting Bureau Announces 2022 Board Members and New Chair

Brentwood, TN, January 2022—The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, nonprofit lighting education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and government agencies American, announces the appointment of its new directors.

Mary Beth Gotti, retired from a long illustrious career with GE Lighting, was elected president.

Ruby Jadwet was elected Vice President of the NLB. Ms. Jadwet is the owner and founder of Truly Green Solutions. Karen Willis, currently Industrial Director of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), was elected Secretary. Glen Gracia, Head of Communications and Brand of LEDVANCE, is now Treasurer.

In addition, five deputy heads were elected. Howard Lewis, who stepped down as president, is with Spectro Lume and represents the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Cary Mendelsohn, the former Treasurer, is the CEO of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company and represents the International Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO®). Ray Kasmark (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/IBEW), Terry McGowan (International Dark Sky Association/IDA) and Jeremy Yon (GE Current, a Daintree company) remained as Managing Directors.

Key NLB programs include: The Tesla Awards™, recognizing excellence in new construction and retrofit designs that enhance the value of lighting to people; the Trusted Warranty Assessment Program, certifying companies that complete and pass the documentation process to validate their warranty; the Art and Science of Lighting Awards, recognizing two products, one that demonstrates exceptional technical innovation and the other that provides exceptional aesthetic appeal and high quality lighting.

About the BNL

The National Lighting Bureau is an IRS-recognized, independent, nonprofit educational foundation that has served as a trusted source of lighting information since 1976. The NLB is focused on promoting Lighting Excellence™ and helps the lighting industry solve its business problems. The NLB exists to create demand for high efficiency lighting – efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety and commerce by educating and recognizing those who make and influence lighting decisions. The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge, with generous funding from the organization’s sponsors: professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and US government agencies.


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