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Bill Hanley calls it a day after 26 years with IES

December 20, 2014 | By Anthony Capkun

December 20, 2014 – The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announced the retirement of William (Bill) Hanley, executive vice-president, who is the longest serving head-of-staff since IES’s founding in 1906.

Hanley served as chief of staff starting in 1988, and his retirement is effective December 31, 2014. He is credited with taking the IES from near insolvency to solid financial footing, and guiding the organization through “unprecedented growth” during his tenure. Among his achievements, Hanley presided over the launch of Lightfair International, IES’s management of the Street & Area Lighting Conference, and the publication of the latest three editions of the IES Lighting Handbook.

The IES board of directors is currently reviewing qualified candidates for Hanley’s successor.


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