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IES Board Announces Leadership Update

Timothy Licitra

The Illuminating Engineering Society has announced that its Executive Director, Timothy Licitra, has accepted a new Executive Director position at an engineering association based in the New York Metropolitan Area.

During his tenure at the IES, Licitra’s contributions in support of its vision and mission were many. With a progressive approach to association management, Licitra helped the IES modernize its internal systems and operations. He expanded the IES education program, and, coupled with the rollout of a new learning management system, the IES is now able to provide its members with access to over 240 educational programs. Also during his time with the Society, Licitra oversaw the establishment of a Global Access Affiliate membership program, welcoming the IES Australia New Zealand (IESANZ) as its first such member and thereby expanding the IES global footprint. He most recently led the organization in transitioning all of its nearly 100 lighting standards and guidelines to an interactive, digital platform now known as the Lighting Library®.

According to Antonio Garza, IES Board President, “As Executive Director of the IES, Tim has developed an all-star staff and management team, creating for us a pathway to success long into the future. He is an approachable, empathetic leader who bonded with members and volunteers, and while we are so thrilled for him to have this opportunity, he will be deeply missed.”

“I’m very grateful for the experiences I’ve had, and the relationships I’ve built since joining the IES,“ shares Licitra. “Working with the IES staff, members, and volunteers over the past five and a half years has been remarkable. After several months of discussions with my new employer, I’m excited for the next phase in my career, but will always value my time with the IES.”

Over the next several weeks, Licitra will collaborate with the IES Board of Directors to activate its succession policy. An Executive Search Committee will be appointed, which, in turn, will conduct an organizational assessment and prepare a transition plan with Licitra’s full support. The well-being of the IES staff is a top priority, and the Board will be communicative and transparent as the process transpires.

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