The American Lighting Affiliation’s Girls in Lighting Committee has introduced that the 2021 recipient of the Girls in Lighting Management Award will probably be Bulbrite President Cathy Choi.
The award will probably be introduced 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 even 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 affect 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 so much 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 group, 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 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 Training 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 really a tremendous particular person, each personally and as a enterprise chief,” stated Laidlaw. “I consider 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 know-how.”
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this 12 months, Bulbrite has acquired accolades below Choi’s management. The corporate was a nationwide winner named considered one of The Greatest and Brightest Corporations 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 need to pay attention, be taught and react to regardless of the points could also be, all the time taking her firm to the following degree.”
“I’m extraordinarily happy with Cathy,” stated Andrew Choi of his daughter’s recognition. “She has made fairly an affect on the business 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 not less than two of the next actions inside the previous two years:
- Achievement/management within the lighting business
- Assist of ALA
- Mentoring of different girls within the business
- Devotion to group via 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, govt vicepPresident and founding father of Nora Lighting; and Lighting And so on. founder Norma Cooper.