Steven Rosen, IALD

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The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust announced today that its board of directors has appointed Steven Rosen, IALD, Founding Principal and Creative Director of Available Light Inc, to succeed Ron Naus as President for the remainder of the 2014-2015 term, effective immediately.

The new appointment comes a month after the sudden passing of Ron Naus, IALD Education Trust President and President of B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination. 

"If ever there was a call to service, it was the gaping hole left by our unexpected loss of Ron; I am both honored and humbled to pick up his gavel," Rosen said. 

"Ron Naus accomplished a great deal during his regrettably short time as IALD Education Trust President, and we are confident that Steven Rosen will continue to build upon Ron's successful contributions," said Marsha Turner, IALD Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to welcome him on board."

"Ron was one of those rare people who was at once a visionary and an organizer; thanks to his efforts we have, as a board, developed a road map for the coming years. My goal is to serve the IALD Education Trust by helping our team keep an eye on that map," Rosen added. "I look to every member of the lighting design profession to embrace the programs of the Trust, designed to grow our profession by supporting students, educators, and academic programs."

Mr. Rosen is an IALD Professional member, and brings more than 30 years of relevant industry experience to his new role as President. Active in the lighting and educational community, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the IALD Education Trust Fund for five years, and is an active member of a number of other professional organizations, including the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). 

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Rosen was, in 2003, the first recipient of the IALD's Radiance Award for Lighting Design Excellence, the highest awards honor bestowed by the IALD International Lighting Design Awards program, for his work on Building 7 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA USA. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Redden Award for Lighting Design Excellence, and he has been awarded more than 20 IES Illumination Awards throughout his career.

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