Board of Managers

IES Charlotte President
Josh Thompson
Optima Engineering
e-mail: jthompson@optimaengineering.com

IES Charlotte Treasurer

Suzanne Gerhart
Elite Lighting
e-mail: gerharts@bellsouth.net

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
e-mail: jchapman@johnchapmaneng.com

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.