Conference Advisory Commitee

Conference Advisory Commitee

This team of well-respected thought leaders from the IES and IALD is instrumental to designing the 2023 conference program. They play a key role in selecting the most relevant topics and most qualified presenters to help LightFair attendees like you advance professionally, stay ahead of the curve and exceed your career goals.
Brienne Musselman, LC | IES

IES Director of Education & Standards

Musselman leads the strategy for content development in technical standards and in education for IES. Her experience as an architectural lighting designer contributes to her ability to manage programs, seek input from stakeholders, and curate content for the benefit of IES and IALD members as well as LightFair's non-member participants. She was one of Lighting Magazine’s International 40 under 40 in 2017, and past president of the Detroit IES section (2013-2015). She served as IES Annual Conference Committee Chair in 2016 and 2017.

“Overseeing the LightFair Conference offers IES an opportunity to represent the lighting community in new ways. With appreciation for LightFair’s diverse attendees, the IES will work with IALD to explore new education modalities and encourage bold memorable content.”

Archit Jain | IALD, LEED AP, ISLE

Principal, Oculus Light Studio

An architect by training, and with a masters in Building Science, Archit Jain is founding-partner at Oculus Light Studio. A professional lighting designer since 1997, Archit has lived and practiced in Los Angeles for over 25 years. His wide variety of projects around the globe have led to more than 50 lighting design awards. Archit is a professional member of the IALD and is an elected member to the IALD Membership Committee. Archit plays an active role in the lighting community, with lectures and critiques at area colleges and national and international lighting forums.

Cody Bargholz LC | IES | PE., P.Eng., LEED AP

As an electrical engineer in the buildings industry, Cody gravitated towards lighting design for his specialty because it is a deeply challenging, rapidly progressing field and because of the direct impact lighting has on the way we all experience the built environment. Cody's design experience is centered around schools, historical buildings, libraries, recreational centers and health care facilities. Cody is an award-winning lighting designer, LEED Accredited Professional, Lighting Certified Professional, and Professional Engineer in both Canada and the United States.


Mark has designed interior and exterior lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, municipal, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. Mark has provided lighting education while working, presenting and teaching across four continents. He serves on over twenty lighting related committees including ASHRAE, ANSI, IEEE, ISO and the IES. As a part of his work, he monitors over 100 lighting related organizations.

Mark is a columnist for Lighting Design and Application Magazine writing on the changes in our industry and he hosts a podcast on lighting trends and technologies. Mark has served on multiple boards and is currently on several executive committees advising various organizations. Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA before joining the Illuminating Engineering Society and he serves as lighting consultant to the IES today through his company, Augmented Illumination.

Morgan Gabler | IALD

Principal, Gabler-Youngston, Inc.

Morgan founded Gabler-Youngston Architectural Lighting Design in 2005 with her partner Jim Youngston, contributing to over 700 projects since then. Their diverse portfolio includes hospitality, corporate, higher education, houses of worship, residential, retail and arts based facilities. Some notable projects she has designed include the US headquarters for Porsche Cars North America, Le Creuset, Bacardi North America, The Duke Energy Center and numerous hotels.

Morgan is a Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and she served as president of the Georgia Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and as a Regional Vice President for the Southern Region of the IES. She is a former Interior Design instructor at Georgia State University and is frequent speaker at local universities and professional trade conferences.

She is a graduate of Bennington College and holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Theatre and Spanish Literature.

Rachel Stoner | IES | IALD

Senior Lighting Designer, EXP

Rachael began her lighting career in New York City and moved to Los Angeles to expand and diversify her skillset. Now based in Chicago, she leads the lighting department there and has broadened her resume to include federal and transit work. Using both theatrical and architectural knowledge, she makes sure each project has both a story and a technical reality. Rachael particularly has a history in hospitality & gaming, taking lessons in quick turnaround projects and applying them to the long-term, grand scale projects. She is the IES Chicago Section President and an Associate IALD member.

Shoshanna A. Segal CLD | IALD, LEED AP, MIES (She/Her)

Senior Designer, Hartranft Lighting Design

Shoshanna Segal is currently serving as the President-Elect of the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and is an active member of the Lighting Controls Technical Committee which develops nationally recognized standards for lighting control. She is a Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and is among the first professionals in the world to earn the certification, CLD, having demonstrated mastery in seven domains of lighting design as established by the CLD Global organization and the IALD.

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