Lighting Hall of Fame

2015 Inductee
Carolyn Overman

Carolyn Overmanand her husband, Ben, purchased Western Montana Lighting, a wholesale and retail lighting fixture company, in 1993. 

The company was originallye established in 1917. The pair's business savvy, coupled with hard work and dedication led to graet success for the business. In 2000, they expanded their fcompany into Bozeman, Mont., eventually growing Western Montana Lighting into the largest showroom in the state.
Overman has been instrumental in ALA's success over the past 20 years. She served as chair of the ALA Board of Governors in 2011 along with two full terms on the board. She also chaired the Long Range Conference Planning Committee in 2014 and 2015. In addition to these roles, Overman has worked on the ALA Membership Campaign Committee as both a member and the chair. She was chair of the ALA Showroom Steering Committee and chair of the ALA Advertising and Public Relations Committee. Overman has also worked diligently as a memebr of the officers nominating committee. 
In additiona to her extensive committee experience, Overman has been active in ALA's Annual Conference and the assoiation's new showroom netowrking groups. Overman has innovative marketing ideas, and also played a key role in making the BiNational Advertising and PR Program as strong as it is today.

Lighting Hall of Fame Members

Richard D. Upton, CCE
American Lighting Association
John McKiernan *
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
Harry Kallick

Varaluz Lighting and Solar Sign Light LLC

Judy Anderson
Illumination Systems, Inc.

Susan Solomon Auerbach
Generation Brands

Michael H. Ber, CLC
Lighting Inc.

Nelson J. Bleisch *
Thomas Lighting

William F. Blitzer *

William K. Branham, Sr. *
The Brecher Company

Burton A. Burton *
Casablanca Fan Co.

Arthur Director, CLC
Connecticut Lighting

Zia Eftekhar
Philips Professional Luminaires North America

Murray Feiss
Murray Feiss Lighting

Gerald Fleischer *
Hermitage Lighting Gallery

Harry L. Gilham, Jr. *
Georgia Lighting

Philip S. Hoefer
Hoefer/Funsinn Lighting Agency

Ray Huizinga *
Huizinga Sales Co.

Stanley D. Johnston, CLC*
Johnston Lighting Associates

Sam Minoff

Ira H. Phillips
Quoizel, Inc.

Larry K. Powers
Philips Business Unit, Professional Luminaires North America (formerly The Genlyte Group)

Bruce A. Robinson *
Robinson Lighting

Andrew Schonbek
Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Inc.

Edwin N. Solomon *
Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc.

Dennis Swanson
Lamps Plus

Bill Teiber *
Bill Teiber Co.

David Weisberg
Affiliated Distributors