About Us

IES Mission Statement
The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.
IES Vision Statement
The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

 
HISTORY
Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For over one hundred years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

The IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and a vehicle for its members’ professional development and recognition. Through its technical committees, with hundreds of qualified members from the lighting and user communities, the IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting experts and laypersons via research-and consensus-based lighting recommendations.

We provide an environment for sharing knowledge and ideas that advance the career paths of all our members by providing local focus, content, and direction to IES activities in our area.

We invite you to join us at our next section meeting to learn more about what we do and to tap into the knowledge and experience of our great network of local professionals. You do not need to be an IES member to attend these meetings but there are many benefits to membership. Click on the Join Now button under Become an IES Member on our homepage to learn more about membership benefits or to fill out a membership application.

Our local section is volunteer-run and we are always looking for individuals who wish to get involved. It is a great way to learn more about this area’s design community and collaborate with professionals who are interested in their profession. If you would like to become more actively involved, feel free to contact our section president or any of the officers.

Section Officers 2019-2020


    • President
      Jason McCulloch
      Aurora Light
      PO Box 270899
      San Diego, CA
      Phone: 858-602-6599
      e-mail: president@sandiego.ies.org
       
    • Vice President
      Maronee Rodenberger
      SDLA
      9295 Farnham Street, Ste 100
      San Diego, CA 92123
      Phone: 858-505-1055
      e-mail: vicepresident@sandiego.ies.org
       
    • Treasurer
      Mandi Duong
      ELEN Consulting, Inc.
      9150 Chesapeake Drive, Ste 220
      San Diego, CA 92123
      Phone: 619-550-1085
      e-mail: treasurer@sandiego.ies.org
       
    • Secretary
      Caroline Berge
      SCI Lighting Solutions
      2195 San Dieguito Dr. Ste. 3
      Del Mar, CA 92014
      Phone: 859-684-5979
      e-mail: secretary@sandiego.ies.org
       

Board of Managers 2019-2020


    • Board Member
      Brian Rhea
      SDLA
      5625 Ruffin Rd. Ste. 100
      San Diego, CA 92123
      Phone: 760-410-4437
      e-mail: brianr@sdltg.com
       
    • Board Member
      Paul Pompeo
      The Pompeo Group
      2131 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 228
      Carlsbad, CA 92011
      Phone: 949-466-7799
      e-mail: Paul@pompeo.com
       
    • Board Member
      Gabe Garcia
      SCI Lighting Solutions
      2195 San Dieguito Dr. Ste. 3
      Del Mar, CA 92014
      Phone: 760-978-5913
      e-mail: gwiz.garcia@gmail.com
       
    • Education
      Mikki Kiger
      Glumac Lighting Studio
      225 Broadway, Ste. 1425, SD CA 92101
      mkiger@glumac.com
       
    • Membership
      Manny Mercedes
      TLE Lighting
      16885 W.Bernardo Dr, SD, CA 92127
      mmercedes@tlesd.com