Board of Managers

IES Charlotte President

Rhonda J. Lowe
Lucid Building Solutions, LLC

Rhonda holds a Bachelors and Masters in Architecture from UNCC with a focus on daylighting, and energy analysis. She has presented collaborative research centered on lighting, glare assessment and occupant impact at LightFair and the American Solar Energy Society. Her previous work varies from large, performance contracts to progressive office, education, and municipal integrated design. Currently, Rhonda offers integrated daylighting, facade, and lighting design utilizing building performance analyses and interdisciplinary collaboration to regional firms.

IES Charlotte Vice President
Klara W. Boyer
Hartranft Lighting Design

IES Charlotte Treasurer

Suzanne Gerhart
Elite Lighting

Suzanne Gerhart is an IES Past President and has been a member for over thirty years. She has served as the IES Charlotte Treasurer since 2000.  For more than 7 years previously,  she has also concurrently held the position of Secretary. Suzanne worked as a Senior Sales Representative for Osram Sylvania for twenty-three years and is recently retired from Shealy Electrical with thirty-five collective years experience in the Lighting Field.

Board Manager

John Chapman, PE, LC, LEED AP
John Chapman Engineering

John has been active in lighting design for over 25 years.  John has previously served on the board and was chair of the IES Illumination Awards committee.  You can reach him at John Chapman Engineering.

Board Manager

Brady T. Nemeth
DesignLights Consortium