IALD announces 2020 inductees to College of Fellows

(L-R) David Ghatan, Maureen Moran & Kevin Theobald, the 2020 inductees to the IALD College of Fellows.

(USA) – David Ghatan, Maureen Moran and Kevin Theobald inducted to College of Fellows.

The IALD has announced that three new members have been inducted to the IALD College of Fellows in 2020.
The IALD Fellow designation is awarded to members of the IALD for their valuable contribution to the art and science of lighting design, and for exemplary service to the IALD. Fellows are professional members with a minimum of 10 years of experience.

David Ghatan, Maureen Moran and Kevin Theobald were the 2020 inductees, formally inducted in an online event.

David Ghatan is deeply involved in lighting design through professional and personal pursuits, as well as his work with associations. President of CM Kling + Associates, Ghatan is the immediate Past President of the IALD, and has consistently been an active member of the association, serving as Treasurer from 2013 to 2017 and Director at Large from 2011 to 2013.

Maureen Moran began her lighting career as a lighting designer at Marriott Corporation, before transitioning to Coventry Lighting Associates as a designer. She established her form, MCLA, in 1996. Leadership, strategic thinking and mentoring have all figured prominently in her success as a designer and business owner. Moran advances the interests and mission of the lighting community through her active engagement with industry organisations such as IALD and IES.

Kevin Theobald has worked for the past 30 years in major London-based design practices, and with a background in theatre and museum lighting, boasts more than 40 years’ experience in lighting. A Fellow of SLL and an Affiliate Member of the ILP, Theobald has dedicated an enormous amount of time and expertise to the international design and build community, and especially to the IALD. He has served on the board of directors and is a Past President of the IALD, where during his tenure, Theobald oversaw the creation of the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) program to establish a validated method for assessing the competency of designers and raise the visibility and standing of the profession.