Section Leadership

Our local section is volunteer-run and we are always looking for individuals who wish to get involved. It is a great way to learn more about this area’s design community and collaborate with professionals who are interested in their profession. If you would like to become more actively involved, feel free to contact our section president or any of the officers.

Section Officers 2023-2024

  • President: Chilli Chongo, Mercer Zimmerman
  • Vice President: Riley Johnson, HDR
  • Secretary: Jacob Johnson, Leo A Daly
  • Treasurer: Rebecca Cherney, HDR
  • Student Chapter President: Jackson Hanus, University of Nebraska
  • Past-President: Lisa Lyons, HDR


  • Board Member: Michelle Eble-Hankins, Alvine Engineering
  • Board Member: John Petty, Acuity Brands Holophane

Committee Chairs 2023-2024

  • Membership: Luke Dolezal, Alvine Engineering
  • Program: Misty Filows, Central Sales Lighting Alliance
  • Illumination Awards: Trevor Hollins, Leo A Daly
  • Communications: Cody Starkey, HDR