Congratulations Dawn…The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) has announced and will welcome Dawn De Grazio, MIES, LC as Technical Editor, effective October 3, 2016. This newly created staff position then will include editing IES standards, documents, articles and educational materials for accuracy and consistency. The position requires a high level of lighting technical knowledge and the ability to accurately describe, in both verbal and written communications, the intent of IES Standards to a broad audience. She will report to the Technical Director of Standards, Brian Liebel.
Dawn has been an active member of the IES since 1985 and prior to being appointed Technical Editor, Dawn previously was employed as the Director of Customer Education for Lighting Analysts in Littleton, Colorado. She has served as a member of several IES technical committees, including Roadway Lighting Committee, Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee, and Marks Award Committee, and was Secretary of the Visual Effects of Lamp Spectral Distribution Committee (VELSDC). and was elected last spring to serve on the IES Board of Directors. She also contributed to several IES publications and received the IES Distinguished Service Award in 2012. De Grazio graduated from the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Colorado Boulder.
“As Technical Editor, Dawn is going to be a valuable asset on the standards development team by helping the IES improve its standards quality, quantity and continuity between standards,” said Tim Licitra, IES Executive Vice President. “With Dawn’s extensive knowledge and expertise, we are also looking forward to her contributions to not only IES but the lighting community.” De Grazio commented, “As a longtime active member of IES, I am excited about being able to contribute to the organization in a whole new way. Our many documents are a vital part of who we are, and I am honored to have the privilege of contributing to their success.” firstname.lastname@example.org http://ies.org/announcements/2016/sept/dawn_de-grazio.cfm