IES SALC Preview Event

Join the IES Street and Area Lighting Community for an in-depth look at the topics and takeaways being shared at the 2024 IES SALC! Tune-in and turn on new ideas for outdoor lighting leadership, tips on sourcing your next project, and what your organization, firm, municipality or department needs to know about the Street and Area Lighting landscape in 2024!

Wednesday, June 26 at 2pm ET



Director, Smart Lighting Products

Adam Chaffey

Adam has been involved in the development of industry leading technology for street and roadway lighting applications since 2008. Adam actively participates on the ANSI C136 Committee on Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment, and other technical committees. He is also involved in the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC), the premier outdoor lighting conference in North America, where he is currently serving as SALC Committee Vice-Chair. In 2019, Adam served as Conference Chair for the SALC in San Diego, which hosted over 1000 outdoor lighting professionals. He has hosted and delivered seminars on outdoor lighting and lighting controls technology to audiences in North America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and in Europe. Adam is a licensed Professional Physicist (P.Phys). He holds an Honors B.Sc. in Astrophysics from Saint Mary’s University, an M.Sc. in Physics from Dalhousie University, and has been awarded two patents for LED optical systems design. He is currently Director, Smart Lighting Products at Liveable Cities.


Lighting Engineering & Materials Manager

Amber Beddingfield

Amber Beddingfield is the Lighting Engineering & Materials Manager for Georgia Power Company. She has held various roles within Southern Company at Mississippi Power, Gulf Power, and now Georgia Power over the last 21 years with responsibilities in distribution, planning, lighting project engineering, distribution and lighting material standards, as well as material management. She lives in Senoia, GA with her husband Jamie and daughter Julianne. Amber is the 2024 SALC Program Chair, SALC I&I Sub-Committee Chair, and current Chair of Electric Utilities Outdoor Lighting Council (EUOLC).


Chief Executive Office and Executive Director

Colleen Harper

Colleen Harper is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). She joined the organization in March 2022 after serving as Executive Director of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Prior to her tenure at AES, Colleen served as the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Her extensive experience also includes serving the National Investor Relations Institute as Director of Professional Development; as Association Manager for the global meeting and association management firm Meeting Expectations; as Assistant Manager of Membership for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers; and as the Director of Membership and Organizational Relations for the Geoprofessional Business Association. Colleen has a BA in English from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Public Administration, Nonprofit Management degree from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 2012 and was an Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Forty Under 40 Award recipient in 2014. She is currently Chair-Elect for the New York Society of Association Executives.


Products and Services Manager

Keith Kesse

Keith Kesse is a Products & Services Manager for Duke Energy Outdoor Lighting. Keith has been with Duke Energy since 2011 and his primary responsibilities include product review and standards, Solar Lighting, Material Management, and Sourcing. He currently resides in Tampa, FL with his wife Allyson. Keith is the 2024 SALC Program Vice Chair and current Vice Chair of Electric Utilities Outdoor Lighting Council (EUOLC).


Senior Lighting Scientist and LUNA Program Director

Leora Radetsky

Leora Radetsky is a Senior Lighting Scientist and the LUNA Program Director at the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) where she focuses on developing lighting solutions that support light pollution mitigation, energy optimization, quality, human factors, and performance in the areas of horticultural and architectural lighting. She has over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry including as a research scientist with the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Director of Customer Education at Lighting Analysts, Inc. In 2014, she was awarded an IES Regional Technical Award from the Northeast region for her significant scientific contributions to the field of illumination. Leora has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering with an Emphasis in Illumination from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an M.S. in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP.



Matt Hartley

Matt received a BS in Architectural Engineering, Illumination Engineering Option from the University of Colorado under David DiLaura. After graduating from CU, he became an Application Engineer for Lithonia Lighting. During his time at Lithonia, Matt was promoted to Application Project Manager and Manager of Exterior Applications. He left Lithonia then worked at Lighting Analysts (AGI32) as the Manager of Customer Care. Matt left Lighting Analysts and worked for Peerless Lighting as a Specification Project Manager in charge of Peerless’ modifications and customs. He is currently the Principal of the lighting consulting firm, Matt has chaired several committees within the IES and several committees within the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference. These included Office Lighting Committee, Co-chair Education, Library and Office, Automotive Retail Sales, the Street and Area Lighting committee, Street and Area Lighting Executive sub-committee, the 2009 Street and Area Lighting Conference Planning sub-committee, and Education sub-committee. After stepping down as the Education Sub-Committee Chair for the SALC in early 2010, he took on the role of Lead Instructor and Educational Coordinator for the SALC until 2019. In 2019 he was honored with the IES-SALC Lifetime Service Award. Matt was also appointed to the Educational Materials Review Council for the IES in 2010 which changed to the Education Material Review Committee Until 2019. Matt also serves on the IES ONE(Outdoor Nighttime Environment) and Merchandise Lighting Committees. He has presented at the IES Annual Conference, Street and Area Lighting Conference, Lightfair, and the IES Outdoor Lighting Symposium. Matt received an IIDA award of Merit in the fall of 2004 for his design of the Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America Volunteer Service Center. He also holds a patent for a fixture design in 2008, and 2023.


Director, U.S. Roadway

Steve West

Steve West, Director, U.S. Roadway – Current Lighting A 1988 graduate of Bowling Green State University, Steve West began his career working for Graybar Electric and spent ~16 years there in various roles before dedicating the last 20 years to the lighting industry, including the last 10 years with Current (formerly GE Lighting). Steve achieved his Lighting Certification (LC) from the NCQLP in 2008. The Lighting Certification (LC) credential demonstrates to the industry that he has acquired the necessary knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply lighting principles and techniques successfully across a broad range of applications. A member of the IES Street & Area Lighting Committee since 2009, Steve also serves on the SALC Program Planning subcommittee as well as the Marketing & Membership subcommittee. In his current role as Director, U.S. Roadway for Current, Steve leads the Roadway Team supporting Utilities, Municipalities and DOT’s as they make the strategic decision to convert their existing infrastructure to LED. Steve is a trusted advisor who brings comprehensive lighting experience and knowledge to guide customers to ensure key goals and objectives are met.


Director and Light Concept Lead

Dr. Tony Esposito

Dr. Tony Esposito is a light quality researcher with a background in lighting design and engineering. He is the Director and Light Concept Lead at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the Founder of Lighting Research Solutions LLC (a lighting consultancy providing services in research, education, and development), and Co-Chair of the Color Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society.


VP, Infrastructure Sales

Troy Harms

Troy Harms is the Infrastructure Vertical sales team leader for the Holophane Direct Sales Channel of Acuity Brands. He has 30+ years of lighting industry experience in the government, public and transportation sectors. Troy and his team have been involved with thousands of municipal, DOT, water infrastructure, ports, rail, transit, military, education, and main street revitalization projects spanning three decades. Troy is a member of the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, where he serves as Chair of the Education Subcommittee.