Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced the election results and appointments for the Lighting Board of Governors, which includes a new Chair plus new members. The Board serves to advise DMC and represent the views of the Lightovation exhibitors, promote the growth of the lighting industry, and supervise programs for lighting trade events on the DMC campus.
The new Board Chair is Maria Mullen, CEO of Hubbardton Forge, who will serve as Chair through January 2026 before becoming Past Chair through January 2028. Outgoing Chair Troy Lee, President of Savoy House, will serve as Past Chair through January 2026.
New Board members whose terms begin this month and run through January 2028 are:
Ron Henderson, President & CEO of Varaluz
Rene Quintana, President & COO of Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting
Paul Sidhu, Marketing Director of Kuzco Lighting and Alora
Tony Zitoli, President of Lib & Co.
Additionally, previous Past Chair Nathan Frampton, President & CEO of Fanimation, was elected to serve an additional four-year term through January 2028.
Continuing their terms on the Board are: Tony Davidson, President of Eurofase; Tim Flannery, President of Minka Group; Brad Kleinberg, President of Crystorama; Jose Lopez, President of Quorum International, Oxygen, and Cyan Design; Naomi Sperling, COO of Maxim Group Companies; Chris Titizian, President of Avenue Lighting; Colleen Visage, VP/Product Management for Progress Lighting; and Todd Webb, CEO of Elk Home.
Board members who concluded their terms after January 2024 include Hudson Valley Lighting Group President Malaina Matheus; Quoizel President & CEO Rick Seidman; Sonneman – A Way of Light VP/Sales Matt Sonneman; and Hinkley President Jess Wiedemer.
The Lighting Board of Governors can have up to 15 members at one time, with five members elected by the current Board, five members elected by the Lightovation exhibitor base, and five members appointed by DMC. Nominations for exhibitor and Board election candidates are accepted in the fall each year from Lightovation exhibitors. The Lighting Board of Governors meets four times each year.
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