Shirley Coyle, LC, assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) starting from July 1, 2016, the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development. Coyle succeeds Mark Roush.
Coyle is President of Cree Canada, a business unit of Cree. During her career, she has worked for several international lighting companies and has been Lighting Certified since 2000.
Coyle has been a member of the IES for 31 years and has served in several responsible capacities in the past: President of the Toronto Section, District Chair and Board of Directors. She serves on several IES committees including Roadway Lighting, Outdoor Environmental Lighting, and Street & Area Lighting. Coyle is also a committee member for several CSA Group standards committees on lighting including Roadway and Solid State Lighting.
"The need for a strong and professional IES has never been greater, given the rapid pace of technological change in lighting systems and ongoing research findings on the non-visual effects of light. It’s a privilege to work with my Board colleagues and our excellent IES staff to deliver on the recommendations of the comprehensive Business Review we completed this past year. We are really excited about bringing more value to our passionate volunteers, our general membership, the lighting community, our collaboration partners, and the general public," said Coyle.
President-Elect, 2017 - 2018
Cheryl English, LC, Acuity Brands
Ms. English received the NEMA Kite & Key
Award in 2009, chaired the NEMA Luminaire Section, and has held leadership
positions in the Lighting Division.