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 introduced throughout Lightovation in Dallas on the Girls in Lighting Reception, going down at 5pm on Wednesday, June 23, and hosted by Allegri (TM 4915). The presentation will even be streamed through Fb Stay on ALA’s web page for anybody who’s unable to attend in particular person.
“Reviewing dozens of nominations we obtained for Cathy Choi, our committee was impressed with the influence she has had on so many individuals within the lighting business,” stated Dallas Market Middle’s Laura Van Zeyl, co-chair of ALA’s Girls in Lighting Committee. “She has actually completed quite a bit herself and exemplifies a ardour for her enterprise, however she has additionally invested within the betterment of others with mentorship, sources, training and coaching.”
Choi has an extended historical past of contributions to her neighborhood, ALA and the business. She at present serves on Dallas Market Middle’s Lighting Board of Governors; because the Undergraduate Committee Lead on the NYU Stern Girls in Enterprise (SWIB) Alumnae Government 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 ladies’s management group. She can also be a previous Chair of ALA’s Training Basis; a previous member of Vistage, a enterprise teaching group; and a previous choose for Enactus, an experiential studying platform for school 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 really an incredible particular person, each personally and as a enterprise chief,” stated Laidlaw. “I imagine Cathy tries to search 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 obtained accolades below 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 Assets in 2018 and 2019. Good CEO introduced 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 Yr 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 individuals,” stated 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 stage.”
“I’m extraordinarily happy with Cathy,” stated Andrew Choi of his daughter’s recognition. “She has made fairly an influence on the business and I’m excited to see her stick with it the household legacy.”
The Girls in Lighting Management Award acknowledges one girl yearly for her position in at the very least two of the next actions throughout the previous two years:
- Achievement/management within the lighting business
- Assist of ALA
- Mentoring of different ladies within the business
- Devotion to neighborhood by philanthropy, volunteer work or excellent lively help/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.