Brian Liebel’s career highlights have followed an unpredictable and rewarding path, starting as a lighting designer and electrical engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area, to the Lighting Program Director at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center where he taught lighting design for ten years, to leading research efforts on how the spectrum of light affects vision. Throughout his career, he has dedicated his efforts to improving the understandings of how light affects people, through research and education. Brian Liebel became the Director of Standards and Research at the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2016. He had previously served on the IES Board of Directors and has been a member of the IES for over 30 years. In his current role at the IES, Brian oversees his dedicated staff in serving the needs of the Society and the public interest through the development of lighting Standards and directing research projects that better inform these Standards.