The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD), Princeton Junction, N.J., launched a new award program “to recognize young, dynamic leaders in the lighting industry as Forces Under 40,” and is seeking nominations. The group said both NAILD members and non-members are eligible for nomination.
“This is a time of immense innovation in lighting and more young professionals are joining our industry,” said Becky Phillips, NAILD president. “We are introducing our first Forces Under 40 Awards to recognize the next generation of rising stars in the industry.”
The Forces Under 40 Award will shine a spotlight on the up-and-coming leaders in the industry under the age of 40. NAILD invites distributors and others to help identify 2016’s most accomplished young lighting professionals by nominating someone with whom they have worked first-hand. Nominations are due to NAILD headquarters by Oct. 24.
Those recognized as Forces Under 40 will be publicly honored at the 2017 NAILD Conference, Feb. 19-22 in Orlando, Fla., and in a special print supplement in Today’s Lighting Distributor magazine, as well as a press release and on NAILD’s social media channels.
“Nominations should include details about your work with the nominee, the nominee’s experience, project achievements, business and professional accolades and speaking engagements,” NAILD said. To nominate someone as a Force Under 40, visit http://bit.ly/2d0u7rK.