Donna Gafford founded Defining Brilliance Consulting in 2020 to aid those in the lighting industry looking for education and lighting application support and guidance.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Donna spent over a decade holding various roles in Marketing and Applications Engineering at Signify/Philips/Day-Brite Lighting. During her tenure she crafted education/brand awareness materials and events geared toward specifiers and agents alike. In addition, she developed and managed the entire company BIM (Building Information Models) strategy and constructed countless lighting designs to support sales agents.
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 remain active in the lighting industry, Donna has been a member of the IES since 2014. She served as Co-Chair of the Vision Science Committee (2019-2020) and Chair of the BIM Committee (2017-2019).