National Lighting Bureau announces 2022 board members, new chairperson

Jan. 18, 2022
Mary Beth Gotti, formerly of GE Lighting, has been elected chairperson of the not-for-profit lighting education foundation.

Brentwood, TN, January 2022—The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government, announces the appointment of its new Board members.

Mary Beth Gotti, retired after a long illustrious career with GE Lighting, was elected Chairperson.

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

In addition, five at-large directors were elected. Howard Lewis, who vacated the Chair position, is with Spectro Lume and represents the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Cary Mendelsohn, the previous 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 at-large directors. 

The key programs of the NLB include: the Tesla Awards™, honoring excellence in new construction and retrofit designs that enhance the value of lighting for people; the Trusted Warranty Evaluation Program, certifying those 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 another that provides outstanding aesthetic appeal and high-quality lighting.

About the NLB

The National Lighting Bureau is an independent, IRS-recognized not-for-profit, educational foundation that has served as a trusted lighting information source since 1976. The NLB is focused on Promoting Lighting Excellence™ and helping the lighting industry solve its business problems. The NLB exists to create demand for High Benefit Lighting—efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety, and commerce by educating and acknowledging those who make and influence decisions about lighting.   The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge, thanks to the generous funding of the organization’s sponsors: professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government.        


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