ALA conference hosts nearly 500 attendees
November 25, 2011,
LIGHTING RETAILERS, SHOWROOMS, manufacturers and sales representatives traveled to Palm Beach, Fla., for the American Lighting Association's annual conference Sept. 11-13. The event was attended by nearly 500 people, including 105 first timers and 41 new ALA members.
Bill O'Connor, VP of sales for Casablanca/Hunter Fan, chaired this year's conference committee. Morning and afternoon seminar sessions gave attendees an opportunity to gain information on a variety of lighting, energy and showroom/retail topics, while earning credit hours toward certification in the lighting consultant and lighting manufacturers rep educational programs.
Attendes visited sponsor booths during a special exhibition luncheon.
Lindsey Villarreal, Dallas Market Center, Mark Villarreal, Karen Seidman and Rick Seidman of Quoizel.
Tony Davidson, president and CEO of Kichler Lighting and chair-elect of the ALA Board of Governors; with Clark Linstone, CFO of Lamps Plus and treasurer of the ALA Board of Governors; and Karen Rosenthal.
Robbin Wells, Dallas Market Center, with Kathleen and Bill Winsor, also of DMC.
|Moira Upton, Dick Upton, president and CEO of ALA; with Carolyn Overman, owner
of Western Montana Lighting and chair of the ALA Board of Governors; and Ben
|Eric Jacobson, ALA VP of membership; Larry Lauck, ALA VP-communications;
and Nancy O’Conner and Bill O’Conner of Casablanca/Hunter Fan and 2011 ALA
|A reception for new ALA
members and first-time
conference attendees was held
opening night in The Breakers’
|Uttermost’s Mac Cooper
and Ken Delp at the outdoor
reception for first-time
|Janice Lassiter, Home Accents
Today, and Bob Ulrich of Currey
& Company attend the first-timers
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