About IESNA

Past Presidents of The Albany Section:

  • 2015 – 2016 Bruce Plekan
  • 2014 – 2015 Kevin Fuscus
  • 2013 – 2014 Margaret Fowler-McDowell
  • 2013 – 2012 Marianne Donovan
  • 2012 – 2011 William Koonz, II
  • 2011 – 2010 Marianne Donovan
  • 2009 – 2010 Jeff Schwartz
  • 2008 – 2009 Kenn Latal
  • 2007 – 2008 Bob VanWormer
  • 2006 – 2007 Paul Gregory
  • 2005 – 2006 Steve Yakey

History:

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) was founded in 1906 to establish scientific lighting recommendations and disseminate this information to all interested parties. It is the recognized authority on lighting in North America. The Society's diversified membership includes engineers, architects, lighting designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, scientists, and manufacturers. There are approximately 9,000 individual members and 400 Sustaining or Corporate members in the IESNA. The Society has over 70 technical, research, and design and applications committees to study and report on all aspects of lighting. There are over 100 IESNA Sections in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The IESNA also has hundreds of members from countries around the world.

IESNA Mission:

To advance knowledge and disseminate information for the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.