The American Lighting Affiliation’s Girls in Lighting Committee has introduced that the 2021 recipient of the Girls in Lighting Management Award might be Bulbrite President Cathy Choi.
The award might be offered throughout Lightovation in Dallas on the Girls in Lighting Reception, happening at 5pm on Wednesday, June 23, and hosted by Allegri (TM 4915). The presentation may also be streamed through Fb Reside on ALA’s web page for anybody who’s unable to attend in particular person.
“Reviewing dozens of nominations we acquired for Cathy Choi, our committee was impressed with the impression she has had on so many individuals within the lighting trade,” mentioned Dallas Market Heart’s Laura Van Zeyl, co-chair of ALA’s Girls in Lighting Committee. “She has definitely achieved quite a bit herself and exemplifies a ardour for her enterprise, however she has additionally invested within the betterment of others with mentorship, sources, schooling and coaching.”
Choi has an extended historical past of contributions to her neighborhood, ALA and the trade. She at present serves on Dallas Market Heart’s Lighting Board of Governors; because the Undergraduate Committee Lead on the NYU Stern Girls in Enterprise (SWIB) Alumnae Govt Committee; on the Board of Administrators for the Ridgewood Public Library Basis; on the Management Growth Advisory Council for Seton Corridor College’s Stillman College of Enterprise; on the Board of Administrators for CRP, a danger administration firm; as a Council Member of the President’s Council of Cornell Girls; and as a member of Chief, a girls’s management group. She can be a previous Chair of ALA’s Schooling Basis; a previous member of Vistage, a enterprise teaching group; and a previous decide for Enactus, an experiential studying platform for faculty college students.
Patrick Laidlaw, Director of Enterprise Growth-Integration for WAC Lighting, labored with Choi for 9 years and says he developed unbelievable respect and admiration for her over that point. “Cathy is actually a tremendous particular person, each personally and as a enterprise chief,” mentioned Laidlaw. “I consider Cathy tries to seek out worth in everybody round her and makes use of the strengths of many to feed a rising firm that has been sustainable all through the years. Cathy maintains the power to pivot on a product or a plan with out falling into the entice of a fad or dated expertise.”
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this yr, Bulbrite has acquired accolades beneath Choi’s management. The corporate was a nationwide winner named considered one of The Finest and Brightest Firms to Work for by the Nationwide Affiliation for Enterprise Sources in 2018 and 2019. Good CEO offered the corporate with its 2016 New Jersey Company Tradition Award. And Farleigh Dickinson College’s Rothman Institute named Bulbrite the New Jersey Household Enterprise of the 12 months in 2015.
David Director, President of Connecticut Lighting Facilities and Restoration Lighting Gallery, appreciates the four-decade partnership his enterprise has loved with Bulbrite, first established with Cathy Choi’s father, Andrew Choi. “She continues the Choi household heritage of being actually good folks,” mentioned Director. “She has a real want to hear, be taught and react to regardless of the points could also be, at all times taking her firm to the following degree.”
“I’m extraordinarily pleased with Cathy,” mentioned Andrew Choi of his daughter’s recognition. “She has made fairly an impression on the trade and I’m excited to see her keep it up the household legacy.”
The Girls in Lighting Management Award acknowledges one girl yearly for her function in a minimum of two of the next actions inside the previous two years:
- Achievement/management within the lighting trade
- Help of ALA
- Mentoring of different girls within the trade
- Devotion to neighborhood by means of philanthropy, volunteer work or excellent lively assist/participation
The recipient should be a member of ALA, nominated by an ALA member and voted upon by the Girls in Lighting Committee. Previous recipients of the Girls in Lighting Management Award embody Jilla Farzan, government vicepPresident and founding father of Nora Lighting; and Lighting And so forth. founder Norma Cooper.