Dallas Market Center Announces 2023 Light Stars

Program honors 53 lighting professionals with trip to June 21-24 Lightovation trade event

DALLAS — Dallas Market Center, the home of Lightovation – the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, is proud to announce the 2023 Light Stars honorees. These individuals will attend the June 21-24 edition of Lightovation as honored guests and the group includes top lighting professionals from across North America. This year’s 53 Light Stars represent 16 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces, encompassing all regions.

Anyone in the industry can nominate a Light Star, an exceptional individual who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to attend Lightovation but would greatly benefit from the experience. Honorees accepted into the Light Stars program receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during the June show. Nominations were received this year through March 13.

In addition to travel and hotel arrangements, Light Stars are granted access to all Lightovation exhibits and events, including the Showroom of the Year Awards on Wednesday, June 21, at 6pm and the popular Lighting After Darkparty, taking place 8pm-11pm on Thursday, June 22, at Scout at the Statler Hotel. Dallas Market Center’s Lighting Concierge Arturo Maluy will also lead orientation tours starting at 9am on both days, an excellent way for first-timers to get acclimated.

Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center, noted: “These lighting professionals are our VIP guests as we honor their commitment and experience. We look forward to welcoming them, connecting them with other leaders, and expanding their knowledge through events, trends, and networking.” 

The 2023 Light Stars honorees are:

Stacey Abrams, Capitol Lighting, Boca Raton, FL

Michelle Alley, Stokes Electric, Knoxville, TN

Paul Ambrosini, Capitol Lighting, Stuart, FL

Rivka Baitelman, Rivka Baitelman Design, Los Angeles, CA

Kaitlin Booe, Capitol Lighting, Charlotte, NC

Lisa Brooks, L B Designs, Cumming, GA

Cheryl Clemens, Crest Lighting, New Lenox, IL

Tiffany Cole, Light Works, Dallas, GA

David Cowper, Norburn Lighting, Burnaby, BC

Ashton Dove, Dulles Electric, Sterling, VA

Eric Dubois, Capitol Lighting, Paramus, NJ

Tyler Duncan, 1800lighting.com, East Hanover, NJ

Hailey Emett, Accent Lighting, Lake Oswego, OR

Elizabeth Fears, Burr Ridge Lighting, Westmont, IL

Kelly Filewich, Robinson Lighting & Bath, Toronto, ON

Jason Fisher, Del Mar Fans & Lighting, Daytona Beach, FL

Gage Fraser, Capitol Lighting, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jeff Green, Gross Electric, Toledo, OH

Baron Haas, Priority Lighting, Charlotte, NC

Rod Harder, B.A. Robinson, Edmonton, AB

Jana Hawili, Gross Electric, Ann Arbor, MI

Dan Hengstler, Priority Lighting, Palm Desert, CA

RaChel Hill, CR Lighting, Decatur, GA

Cheryl Kittel, Richland Homes, Nashville, TN

Hailey Kleinberg, Elements Distinctive Lighting, Carle Place, NY

Traci Livingston, Progressive Lighting, Roswell, GA

Darian Mahan, Lee Lighting, Huntersville, NC

Ted Matos, Capitol Lighting, Eatontown, NJ

Mary Beth Moon, PDI, Lawrenceville, GA

Judy Padrick, Coastal Lighting, Chesapeake, VA

Elizabeth Paschal, Hubbard Pipe & Supply, Fayetteville, NC

Bailey Richlew, Robinson Lighting, Winnipeg, MB

Shannon Sanborn, Western Montana Lighting, Missoula, MT

Olga Sanchez, Capitol Lighting, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Tiffany Saunders, Hubbard Pipe & Supply, Wilmington, NC

Jenia Scates, Progressive Lighting, Kennesaw, GA

Michael Schimpf, Capitol Lighting, East Hanover, NJ

Linda Schneider, Georgia Lighting, Sugar Hill, GA

Jack Seibert, Crest Lighting, Chicago, IL

Mary Soeder, PDI, Nashville, TN

Brian Sterback, CS Illumination, New York, NY

Autumn Sullivan, Rensen House of Lights, Lenexa, KS

Robbin Thompson, The Brechers Lighting, Louisville, KY

Sharon Tiller, Winsupply, Alcoa, TN

Sheri Vigoda, Lightstyle of Orlando, Tampa Bay, FL

Geoff Vogan, Park Lighting and Furniture, Edmonton, AB

Will Voorhies, Alexandria Lighting, Alexandria, VA

Lawrence Walters, AV Imagined, Madison Heights, MI

Maddy Warner, CS Illumination, Vista, CA

Theresa Whitley, Coley Electric, Douglas, GA

Kaitlin Williams, Home & Light Valdosta, Valdosta, GA

Kelly Wilson, The Light House Gallery, Springfield, MO

Samantha Wilson, PDI, Alpharetta, GA

Additional information about the largest residential lighting show in North America is available on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website. Keep up with the latest developments by following the #Lightovation and #dallasmarket hashtags on social media, visiting the Lightovation Facebook Page and joining the  Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group on Facebook.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.