Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) (New York): The organization recently announced that Jennifer Jaques will join as director of membership. In this new role, she will lead and manage all of the society’s functions related to membership services and is responsible for implementing strategies to provide exceptional member service, which include recruitment and retention strategies to increase membership through programs, special initiatives and new policies.
Jaques has been a member of IES and part of the lighting community for more than 20 years. In 2000, she founded Lighting Application Sciences, LLC to provide lighting manufacturers, sales representatives, and others access to high-quality photometric calculation and rendering services. She has been a member of the Austin, Texas, section since 1995. She has served as the section’s president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and education chair, and advisor to its board of managers.
In addition, Jaques served as District 4 chair and vice-chair, supporting the sections of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico and Oklahoma, then was nominated and elected to serve two terms as south regional director, serving on the IES Board of Directors. She chaired the 2014 Regional Conference LightFOCUS, with a committee composed of section leaders. Jaques served as chair and advisor to the IES Annual Conference steering committee and was awarded the IES Presidential Award in 2013 and 2018. She also served on the IES board as vice president/president-elect during the 2018-2019 program year, and as president during the 2019-2020 program year.