DALLAS – Dallas Market Center has named new appointments to its Lighting Board of Governors and added a new chair.
The board serves as an advisory body to counsel the Dallas Market Center and represents the views of the Lightovation exhibitors as well as promoting the industry and supervising programs for lighting trade events.
The new Board Chair is Troy Lee, president of Savoy House, who will serve as chair through January 2024 before becoming past chair through January 2026. Outgoing Chair Nathan Frampton, president and CEO of Fanimation, will serve as past chair through January 2024.
New Board members whose terms start in February 2022 through January 2026 are:
• Naomi Sperling, COO of Maxim Group Companies; and
• Chris Titizian, president of Avenue Lighting
Minka Group Executive Vice President of Sales Tim Flannery was also appointed to another four-year term on the board.
He joins the following executives currently in term: Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama; Malaina Matheus, president of Hudson Valley Lighting Group; Maria Mullen, president and COO of Hubbardton Forge; David Pamer, CEO of ELK Group International; Rick Seidman, president of Quoizel; Matt Sonneman, vice president of business development for Sonneman; Colleen Visage, vice president of product development for Progress Lighting; Matt Vollmer, president and chief sales officer for Visual Comfort Group; Jess Wiedemer, president of Hinkley; and Tony Zitoli, vice president of product development for Eurofase.
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 Dallas Market Center.
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.