Lighting Design & Technology Commission


The mission of the USITT Lighting Commission is to serve the lighting profession by providing a forum for dialogue and information relating to excellence in lighting design, technology, and production, associated research and development, and lighting education.


Commission Leadership  
Commissioner Todd Proffitt
Associate Commissioner Autum Casey
Vice-Commissioner for Programming 2019 Jonathan Allender-Zivic
Vice-Commissioner for Programming 2020 Russ Blain
Vice-Commissioner for Lighting History Andrea Bilkey
Vice-Commissioner for Multimedia & Projections Erich Bolton
Vice-Commissioner for Special Projects Nate Parde
Vice-Commissioner for Communication Darren Levin
Vice-Commissioner for Alternative Lighting Applications Victoria Fisher
Vice-Commissioner for Alternative Lighting Applications Scott Parker
Vice-Commissioner for Education Brian Shevelenko
Vice-Commissioner for Technology Kirk Starks
Vice-Commissioner for Safety & Health Alan McEwen
Vice-Commissioner for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Jim Streeter
Vice-Commissioner for International Activities Todd Studebaker
Vice-Commissioner for Design Hideaki Tsutsui
Co-Vice-Commissioner for Conference Events Anthony Pellecchia
Co-Vice-Commissioner for Conference Events Elizabeth Crifasi


For a list the current commission leadership go to

Descriptions for each position as well as a details on all commission activities can be found in the Lighting Commission Manual

What we do:

Past Projects:

Current/Ongoing Projects:

At the Conference:

  • Sessions and PDWs 
  • Lighting Design and Technology Poster Session
  • Lighting Portfolio Review


News and Updates: will be sent to all three of the following sites. If you would like to get updates by email please email