Message from the President

February 2020

It’s already February 2020!

Many of you were able to join us for our Popcorn and a Movie and it was great to see so many in attendance. This latest installment of the T.A.L.K. series was very inspirational. Our History committee continues to work very hard on additional interviews so stay tuned for news about our next presentation. Our Section is grateful to Co-Chairs Addison Kelly and Bill Maiman for their leadership and vision. Our thanks go out to the rest of the committee for their dedication.

By the time your get this message, our next program — Virtual Reality in Lighting — is sold out with a long waiting list. That’s the way attendance to our programs has been going this year and something I’m happy to boast about.

As we close another sponsorship campaign, on behalf of the Board of Managers, I would like to thank our Committee Chair, Colin Conroy, for his leadership and hard work in making this year’s campaign such a success. Congrats also go to the entire Sponsorship Committee. I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank Lee Brandt, this year’s Sponsorship Campaign Spokesperson. On so many occasions, Lee, who I know has a very busy and successful career and family life, never says “no” when we ask her for help. The Section is fortunate that Lee championed our campaign, and I think her work attributed to our success. Maybe we should ask her to lead a monthly program and share her secrets as to how she gets is all done while making it look so easy!

We have great programs coming up. Stay tuned and make sure to visit the Section’s website often.

Warmer weather is coming and that means it’s time to put the Lumen Gala on your calendar. It takes place on June 11, 2020 and tickets will be going on sale shortly. I look forward to this annual section celebration since I find it inspiring to see the talent and creativity that exists in our community. It’s also great to see so many people that you might not get a chance to catch up with during the year.

March will be here before we know it and we have such a great spring schedule ahead of us. Hope to see you soon!

Best Regards,
Mike Barr, MIES
President, New York City Section of the IES