The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has announced the appointment of Timothy Licitra as Executive Vice President, effective Oct. 19, 2015. Licitra succeeds William Hanley, who retired in December 2014

According to the IES press release, “Licitra will be responsible for the overall management of IES, implementing organizational strategy, leading IES staff and volunteers, managing operational priorities and programs, and developing and implementing IES’s relevant plans and policies, all designed to meet the needs of the Society’s members” 

Prior to joining the IES, Licitra was the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at the Market Technicians Association (MTA), a $2 million global association of financial industry professionals. MTA has more than 4,500 members across 85 countries. In his capacity as MTA CEO, Licitra was responsible for staff leadership, board governance, strategic planning, budget and financial management, and managing volunteer engagement and leadership development. 

“We are very happy to welcome Tim to the IES family,” said Mark Roush, IES President, in a prepared statement. “Tim is a successful and energetic association executive with a portfolio that addresses the needs and priorities identified by the IES Board to move the organization forward. His management experience and track record for organizational growth will serve the IES members, staff and board well as we continue to adapt to the changing needs of the lighting industry. Tim will take IES through implementation of our six–year strategic plan. His association management career and his passion for growth and strategic direction make him the ideal choice to lead IES.”

The search effort for a new executive vice president was conducted over a four–month period by a six–member committee that was appointed by the IES Board. The IES was assisted in its recruitment process by Washington, D.C.–based executive search firm Sterling Martin Associates.

“I am excited to join the IES team and look forward to the tremendous things that our leaders, volunteers and staff will do to enhance the profession and serve our members in the months and years ahead,” Licitra said in a press statement. “I look forward to engaging with our members, volunteer leaders, staff, and partners as IES enters its 110th year of serving the lighting industry. With our leadership team, we will work to ensure that IES remains an indispensable part of our members’ success.”