Meet the President!

  • Meet the President!
    November 4, 2021 - November 5, 2021
    12:00 pm

**** Event Rescheduled to November 4th from Noon to 1pm ****

This year the IES Boston and Rhode Island Section is lucky to count the current IES President Susanne Seitinger among our local members.

Please join us for a virtual event with Susanne, where she will share her vision for the IES and her term as President. In particular, she’ll share an update on the search for the new Executive Director and the IES’s progress towards implementing the Strategic Advocacy Plan. Susanne will also share how the pandemic has shaped her vision for the Society post-pandemic: “I want my presidency to focus on reconnecting and reimagining. The IES is looking forward to bringing our community back together again to reconnect with friends and colleagues, to learn from each other, and to capture the very latest in lighting knowledge, research, and standards. With a strong team in place, I know the IES will make great strides to execute our strategic plan and achieve our goals with excellence.”

Following this introduction and several short videos introducing The Lighting Library, we will have a “Ask Me Anything” session. If you would like to send in a question, please add them to the event Slido here. The Slido will also be open through the end of the event.

Please register by 10am the morning of Thursday, November 4th.

Susanne Seitinger, PhD

Illuminating Engineering Society – President


Susanne is the Director of Public Sector Marketing at Verizon. Over the last 10+ years, Susanne has held roles of increasing responsibility leveraging her deep domain and marketing knowledge. Most recently, she has served as the Senior Manager of SLED Marketing and the Acting Director of PS – Field Marketing. Prior to joining Verizon, Susanne led Public Sector Marketing for Signify as a member of the US Market Organization, R&D and Innovation teams. She also served as the Global Leader of the Smart Cities initiative in the fastest-growing market segment in the company’s Global Systems business.

Susanne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Princeton University, a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Urban Studies & Planning and a PhD in Media Arts & Sciences from the MIT Media Lab.

A native of Austria, Susanne has lived and worked in the United States, Australia and Europe and currently calls Massachusetts home. When not talking about smart cities or urbanism, she likes to do yoga, cook and spend time with her husband, Peter, and their twins, Klara and Max. Susanne has been an active member of the IES for over ten years, having presented at IES events, served on committees as well as the Board of Directors and currently as Board President.

**** Event Rescheduled to November 4th from Noon to 1pm ****

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