Dallas Market Center Announces 55 Light Stars Honorees

by | Jun 7, 2024 | News

Light Stars Honorees

DALLAS –  Dallas Market Center, the home of Lightovation – the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, is proud to announce the 55 honorees for the 2024 Light Stars Program. The Light Stars will attend Lightovation, June 19-22, as esteemed guests representing 18 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.

The Light Stars program enables top retail salesfloor personnel and other lighting professionals to experience the largest residential lighting market in North America. Aside from rewarding hard-working and talented employees, the Light Stars program enhances the perspective of the next generation of lighting retailing by exposing them to educational opportunities, display inspiration, and a higher level of engagement with product introductions. Those accepted as a Light Star receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations for June Lightovation.

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 on Wednesday, June 19, at 6pm.

“We recognize the dedication and expertise of the 2024 Light Stars,” stated Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We look forward to hosting our VIP guests and helping them connect with industry professionals and allowing them to grow in their profession through educational programming.”

The 2024 Light Stars honorees are:

Heidi Adams ProSource Supply Hendersonville, NC
Debbi Altieri Tidewater Lighting & Design Madison, CT
Romelo Alvarado Capitol Lighting Stuart, FL
Julia Armstrong ProSource Supply Fairfax, SC
Lori Bagwell ProSource Supply Spartanburg, SC
McKenzie Bagwell ProSource Supply Greenville, SC
Kimberly Basham ProSource Supply Asheville, NC
Amy Brewster ProSource Supply Anderson, SC
Brandon Boyce Crest Lighting/Paramont-EO New Lenox, IL
Amanda Brounstein Robinson Lighting & Bath Edmonton, AB
Kimberly Bryan ProSource Supply Seneca, SC
Annette Bryant Progressive Lighting Cumming, GA
Luiz Cartagena Capitol Lighting Eatontown, NJ
Ryan Carter Connecticut Lighting Centers Southington, CT
Destini Castoral Home & Light Valdosta Valdosta, GA
Trish Chastain ProSource Supply Easley, SC
Angie Cone City Lights Detroit Troy, MI
Bill Cook Georgia Lighting Sugar Hill, GA
Sherry Dacunha Capitol Lighting East Hanover, NJ
Kelly Evans Robinson Lighting Winnipeg, MB
Nick Falls The Light House Gallery Springfield, MO
Diana Fedun Tropical Pool dba McInnis Lighting Prince George, BC
Nick-Cole Fleshman Vivid Concepts Inc. Edmonton, AB
Edward Foulke Progressive lighting Roswell, GA
Gage Fraser Capitol Lighting Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bryan Garcia South Dade Lighting Miami, FL
DeeDee Garnhart Imagine More Windsor, CO
DeeAnn Hawkins PDI Kitchen Bath & Lighting Atlanta, GA
Joseph Haynes Lee Lighting Pineville, NC
Robin Helvey ProSource Supply Charlotte, NC
Debi Henkel Burr Ridge Lighting Westmont, IL
Nicholas Henning Kansas Lighting Dist. Wichita, KS
Tara Jackson Progressive Lighting Duluth, GA
Cody Johnson Just Lights, Inc. Nashua, NH
Michael Johnson Del Mar Fans & Lighting Daytona Beach, FL
Shannon Johnson Lighting Showroom, Inc. Anniston, AL
Johni Kimberlin Capitol Lighting Paramus, NJ
Christy Lay Lightstyles Costa Mesa, CA
Zach Lemaster The Brecher Company Lexington, KY
Mark Lockwood First Choice Electric Supply Newark, NY
Darren Masayesva Lightstyles Orange, CA
Neavan Mekawi Capitol Lighting Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Alfonso Mendez Desert Electric Supply Indio, CA
Brian Mikulski Connecticut Lighting Centers Hartford, CT
Susan Miller NorthWest Lighting and Accents Mount Prospect, IL
David Moe Signature Lighting and Fans Calgary, AB
Tracey Mueller E.D. Supply Salisbury, MD
Lean Pennington Hortons Home Lighting La Grange, IL
Mandy Peterson Bellacor.com Minneapolis, MN
Carla Reznick The Light Brothers Lombard, IL
Maysa Saffar B A Robinson Lighting Calgary, AB
Candice Sanders Colonial Lighting DBA CR Lighting Decatur, GA
Sam Sarkis Columbus Winlectric Co. Columbus, OH
Arden Short Metro Lighting Brentwood, MO
Debbi Silvis Capitol Lighting Boca Raton, FL
Faith Sussman Capitol Lighting East Hanover, NJ
Caroline Terry Hermitage Design Center Nashville, TN
Megan Wernert Gross Electric Toledo, OH
Nicole White Shamrock Lighting Kearneysville, WV
Dani Zucchi ProSource Supply Orangeburg, SC

June Trade Events
In addition to Lightovation (June 19-22), Total Home & Gift and KidsWorld will be taking place on June 19-25, TEMPS 19-22. The Apparel & Accessories Market will be taking place on June 11-14.

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 and #dallasmarket hashtags on social media, visiting the Lightovation Facebook Page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group on Facebook.


Top Two Rows: Heidi Adams, Deb Altieri, Julia Armstrong, Lori Bagwell, McKenzie Bagwell, Brandon Boyce, Amy Brewster, Kim Bryan

Bottom Two Rows: Ryan Carter, Trish Chastain, Diana Fedun, Robin Helvey, Tara Jackson, Alfonso Mendez, Brian Mikulski, Candice Sanders, Dani Zucchi

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 gifts, home décor, gourmet and housewares, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting, and apparel and accessories. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.

About Lightovation

Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show, is the largest residential lighting event in North America and offers decision-makers from around the world the unmatched opportunity to discover more new products and best-selling ceiling fans and lighting in all interior and exterior categories at the Dallas Market Center. The event offers hundreds of top brands and companies, thousands of lighting fixtures, top-notch educational opportunities, and unmatched networking among industry peers. The Lightovation website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com/lightovation.