Donna Gafford is a Channel Marketing Manager for Philips Lighting at the Tupelo, MS hub. Dedicated to the specification community, she is responsible for education, brand awareness and tools including the development and publication of BIM (Building Information Models) for all Philips’ North American Professional Luminaire brands.
An active member of the lighting industry since 2006, her lighting career began when she was hired by Day-Brite Lighting as an applications specialist, completing lighting designs using AGi32! Since then she has held various positions in Applications Engineering and Marketing.
Donna holds an AAS in CADD and her BS in Organizational Leadership (Concentration: Project Management). In addition, she earned her lighting certification (LC) from NCQLP in 2010 and the Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) from AGC in 2015.
Always striving to become more active in the lighting industry, Donna has been member of the IES since 2014. Currently, she is Chair of the BIM subcommittee and an advisory member of the Computer committee.
Donna resides just outside of Tupelo with her husband Eddie and their son, Willis. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending car shows, and being a grease monkey with her husband working on their vintage Volkswagens.