The Distinguished Service Award is presented in recognition of continuous dedicated service to the Society, principally of a non-technical nature, having significantly furthered the purpose for which the Society was founded, and continued over a number of years in various programs and activities at, typically, regional and international levels.
Andrea Hartranft noted "Paula has had a positive impact on the lighting industry at every level, across multiple sectors - she has educated, evaluated, innovated and led with knowledge, experience and humility, always with the best interests of the IES at heart.I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the Distinguished Service Award.
Paula has worked and led on time intensive, technically and educationally relevant committees since 1990. She has plugged in wherever needed, tirelessly working to create, update and improve whatever she is assigned or has identified as needing additional support. Her impact with IES includes:
Regional, Section & Local Activities