The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) elected Howard Lewis as chairman of the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the United States government.  Lewis represents the Illuminating Engineering Society on the Board of Directors and works in specification sales for Spectro Lume, LLC, a lighting manufacturer’s representative company.

         In other business, Jim Yorgey was elected as vice-chair; Ruby Jadwet of Truly Green Solutions was elected secretary; and Cary Mendelsohn, owner of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co., representing the International Association of Lighting Management Companies, was elected treasurer. 

         In addition, five at-large directors were elected, including: Ray Kasmark, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Karen Willis, National Electrical Manufacturers Association; Jeremy Yon, GE Current, a Daintree company; Terry McGowan, International Dark Sky Association; and Mary Beth Gotti.

         Recently, the NLB launched its Trusted Warranty Evaluation Program, which audits lighting manufacturing warranty programs and offers a certificate to companies that pass its criteria.  The NLB is an independent, IRS-recognized not-for-profit, educational foundation that has served as a trusted lighting-information source since 1976.  The NLB provides its services to the public free of charge, thanks to the generous funding of the organization’s sponsors, including professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the United States government.

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