Douglass M. Baillie (Acuity Brands Lighting) has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau. The Bureau is an independent, not-for-profit lighting education organization sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government.
Susan Bloom (Philips Lighting and Advance) was elected vice chair. Robert W. “Rob” Colgan, Jr. (National Electrical Contractors Association) was elected secretary/treasurer.
Mr. Baillie is Acuity Brands Lighting vice president for corporate communications. He has 42 years’ experience in lighting, electrical, and utility marketing management, principally with Acuity Brands (Lithonia Lighting) and Siemens. Actively involved with the National Lighting Bureau since 1996, Mr. Baillie is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his role in the creation and implementation of communications programs that have contributed to business performance.