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Dallas Market Center Announces 2021 Light Stars

—Honoring top salespeople from lighting retailers across North America—


DALLAS – June 3, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the home of Lightovation, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, announces the 2021 Light Stars honorees, representing top salespeople from leading lighting retailers across North America. Dozens of participants will attend the June 23-26 edition of Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting show as part of the Light Stars program.

Light Stars are top retail salespeople who have never attended Lightovation but would greatly benefit from the experience. Honorees accepted into the Light Stars program receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during the June show. Nominations were received this year through March 30.

In addition to travel and hotel arrangements, Light Stars are granted access to all Lightovation exhibits and events, including the Showroom of the Year Awards and Big Texas Welcome party at the Virgin Hotel on Thursday, June 24. At 7 p.m. the awards will take place followed by light-hearted laughs with Jimmy Norris at 7:30 p.m. and live music by the Jake Maurer Band at 8 p.m. Complimentary shuttle service begins at 6 p.m. from the World Trade Center front entrance.

Light Stars participating in the American Lighting Association’s Residential Lighting Training Course, overlapping the show June 21-23, also received a discount on the course and an extended travel package.

“In partnership with our exhibitors we are thrilled to welcome back top retailers with this unique program honoring great sales people,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We welcome this class of Light Stars to Dallas and proudly present the opportunity to review products and trends and deepen their knowledge and relationships.”

The 2021 Light Stars honorees are:

Abigail Brown

PSC Distribution / Studio H2O

Iowa City, IA

Adam Byrd

Elliott Electric

Nacogdoches, TX

Adam Ohlgart

Black Whale Lighting

Encinitas, CA

Allyson Tate


Nashville, TN

Amy Therrien

Georgia Lighting

Sugar Hill, GA

Ann Ritter

Crest Lighting

New Lenox, IL

Brianne Delaney

Capitol Lighting

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Brittany Yeager

PDI Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville, GA

Carrie Wilkerson

The Home Center

Holly Springs, NC

Chris Price

Capitol Lighting

Stuart, FL

Drew Gross

Gross Electric

Toledo, OH

Emily Lopez

Brechers Lighting

Lexington, KY

Frank Daloise

Coventry Lighting & Design Center

Canfield, OH

Gabe Hollbrook

Alloway Lighting

Boise, ID

Hillary Brodiga Colett

Accent Lighting

Lake Oswego, OR

Jane Miles

Capitol Lighting

East Hanover, NJ

Jonathan Rice

Capitol Lighting

Boca Raton, FL

Judy White

Masterpiece Lighting

Atlanta, GA

Julie McFarland

Metro Lighting

Chesterfield, MO

Kelly Smith

Progressive Lighting

Lanier, GA

Kenneth M. Iafrate

Lighting & Design By J & K Electric Supply

Johnston, RI

Kerry Lonon

Capitol Lighting

Paramus, NJ

Kira Kurka

Crest Lighting

Chicago, IL

Lauren Davies

PSC Distribution / Studio H2O

Iowa City, IA

Leo Rodriguez

South Dade Lighting

Miami, FL

Mark Maruschak

Progressive Lighting

Kennesaw, GA

Matt Gates

CS Illumination

Vista, CA

Michelle Owen

Dekker Lighting

Schererville, IN

Neil Jarvey

CS Illumination

Vista, CA

Nick Otonowski

Northern Lights and Fans

Las Vegas, NV

Oliver Tiaongco

Mid-West Wholesale Lighting Corp.

Los Angeles, CA

Pete DeSoto

Allsale Electric

Chatsworth, CA

Ray Odell

Lee Supply Corp

Indianapolis, IN

Rhonda Keberlein

Imagine More

Windsor, CO

Robert Langan

Capitol Lighting

Eatontown, NJ

Ron Doyle

Wiedenbach Brown

Yorba Linda, CA

Salam Yousif

IB Lighting

Dearborn Heights, MI

Sarah Davis

Kendall Lighting Center

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Shanna Eckhardt

One Source Lighting

Billings, MT

Shannen Patterson

Brechers Lighting

Louisville, KY

Stacey Abrams

Capitol Lighting

Fort Lauderdale FL

Susie Hammer

CS Illumination

Vista, CA

Tamera Herrmann

Metro Lighting

Brentwood, MO

Zach James

Capitol Lighting


Nominations for the Light Stars program can be submitted by anyone in the lighting industry and are accepted year-round at The deadline for 2022 Light Stars nominations is March 1, 2022.

Pre-registration is still available for the show at By pre-registering buyers receive a FastPass email for contactless, quick entry into the show.

Updated CDC guidelines have informed Dallas Market Center’s updated health and safety protocols for June Lightovation. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals and temperature checks are no longer being taken upon entry into DMC buildings. However, face coverings are required on DMC shuttles (hotel shuttle service has returned) and some showrooms may still require masks.

Additional information about the largest residential lighting show in North America is available on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website. Keep up with the latest developments by following the #Lightovation hashtag on social media, via the Lightovation Facebook Page and Lightovation - Lighting Industry Discussion Group.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at