Meet the Team
LDG’s team is the best in the business. It has assembled top lighting designers, systems designers, project managers, draftspersons, gaffers, and office support staff who together make LDG best in class.
Steve Brill
President

A native of New York City, Steve Brill is the founder and President of The Lighting Design Group, established in 1989. Entering into the industry through NBC and The Cosby Show, his credits run the gamut from CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman to CNN’s yearly Heroes awards to dozens of presidential debates and conventions. Since 1992, Steve and LDG have been the designer of choice for NBC’s coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. They have also been the team behind NBC’s now-distinctive transformation of Rockefeller Center into Democracy Plaza for Decision 2004, ’08, ’12, and ’16. With Steve it is a point of much satisfaction and honor that you can turn on any television, anywhere you are, at any time, and see LDG’s work. 30 years and 16 Emmy Awards later, the proud Ithaca College graduate can be found boating in those rare moments away from work.

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
CNN Studio 21L
Volcano Live with Nik Wallenda
Bloomberg Hong Kong Bureau
Bloomberg New York Bureau
CNN Time Warner Studios
Bloomberg London Bureau
REMOTE
Volcano Live with Nik Wallenda
ABC Pool George H. W. Bush Memorial, 2018
NBC News 2018 Democracy Plaza
HLN Something’s Killing Me
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
NBC News 2012 Democracy Plaza
2018 FIFA World Cup
NBC's Coverage of the 2018 Royal Wedding
NBC News: Education Nation 2013
2012 Republican National Convention
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
CNN Heroes Tribute
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
BROADCAST
CNN Studio 21L
Volcano Live with Nik Wallenda
HLN Something’s Killing Me
CNN Van Jones Show
CNN Anderson Cooper 360
Bloomberg Hong Kong Bureau
Bloomberg New York Bureau
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
NBC News 2012 Democracy Plaza
CNBC Fast Money from NASDAQ
CNBC Squawk Box from NASDAQ
CNN Time Warner Studios
2018 FIFA World Cup
NBC's Coverage of the 2018 Royal Wedding
The Late Show with David Letterman
NBC News: Education Nation 2013
Live PD with Dan Abrams
2012 Republican National Convention
Bloomberg London Bureau
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
CNN Heroes Tribute
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
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Dennis Size
Executive VP of Design

Dennis M. Size, Executive Vice-President of Design, first appeared on television over five decades ago, LIVE from the Scranton, PA television studio of ABC, tap dancing on the DAVID BLIGHT SHOW. After he proudly finished his routine, a curmudgeonly old stagehand took the cigar out of his mouth and said “You stink kid! You should consider a career in television lighting instead!” He took that advice and later, after a brief 18 year stint with the DISNEY/ABC-TV Network, he left his position as Senior Lighting Director and joined LDG, where he has been ‘making TV magic’ for the last 20 years.
Dennis has lit every President since Reagan, and has designed the lighting for dozens upon dozens of major projects such as NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America, shows for CNN and shows for FOX News; broadcast coverage of the 2016 DNC in Philadelphia and the 2016 RNC in Cleveland; talk shows such as Oprah, Ellen, Katie, The Chew, Dr Oz; and some truly ‘special’ events such as the ABC News interview with Pope Francis – Live at the Vatican.

CREDITS
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ABC News 8th Democratic Presidential Debate 2020 - New Hampshire
IQ2 Debate at Symphony Space, 2019
FOX News Republican National Convention Coverage: Cleveland 2016
ABC 2018 Royal Wedding
2014 Miss America Preshow
ABC GMA Summer Concert Series
2012 Republican National Convention
BROADCAST
ABC News 8th Democratic Presidential Debate 2020 - New Hampshire
WJZ-TV CBS Baltimore News Studio Re-Design
ABC 2018 Election HQ
Yahoo! Finance Relaunch, 2019
Oath Studios
FOX News Republican National Convention Coverage: Cleveland 2016
WCBS Studio 46 LED Lighting Upgrade
Business Insider Newsroom & Studios
ABC 2018 Royal Wedding
2014 Miss America Preshow
The Montel Williams Show
ABC The Chew
WNET Moyers & Company
ABC GMA Summer Concert Series
Yahoo! 43rd Street Studios
The Ellen Degeneres Show
2012 Republican National Convention
ABC Good Morning America, Times Square Studios
Fox News Channel NYC Studios
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Mark London
Executive VP of Systems

Since coming to LDG from the world of theatre/dance lighting in 2000, Mark had overseen Production and Operations. Now as LDG’s Executive Vice President of Systems, he focuses on lighting systems design and architectural lighting design for permanent broadcast installations.  A leader in the design of energy-efficient broadcast lighting systems, Mark was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Arri 100th Anniversary conference in Berlin with Dennis Size and 2015 International Lighting Forum at CUC University in Beijing. Mark has also spoken on the subject to the National Association of Broadcasters and at the Live Design International Conferences. Recent international projects include the design of broadcast lighting systems for MBC Dubai, CCTV Beijing, NTV Istanbul, TV Today Mumbai, and Bloomberg facilities in NYC, London, Hong Kong, and Washington DC. Mark and the LDG systems team are currently designing new broadcast infrastructure projects in, New York, London and China.

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
Vikings Entertainment Network Studios
MBC Dubai Studios
Yahoo.com Play Vista Studios, California
Bloomberg Hong Kong Bureau
Bloomberg New York Bureau
National Geographic Society Grosvenor Auditorium
Yahoo.com New York Studios
WNYC Performance Space & Webcasting Studios
US Department of State Press Briefing Room Washington DC
TV Today Network Studios
Time Inc New York Magazine Group Studios
Thomson Reuters NYC & London Studios
MLB Network Studio 44
Fox Business Channel NYC Studios
Dogus Media: NTV & CNBCE Studios
Council on Foreign Relations Event Space & Studio
Al Jazeera Washington, DC Studios
CNN Time Warner Studios
Univision Newsport Studios
Bloomberg London Bureau
JSBC
CCTV News Studios
Fox News Channel NYC Studios
CORPORATE
Time Warner Conference Center Event Lighting Systems
Port Authority of NY/NJ Conference Center
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Multi-Purpose Conference Center
Brown Forman Brand Gallery
Bloomberg Multipurpose Event Space
Bloomberg London Bureau
BROADCAST
Vikings Entertainment Network Studios
MBC Dubai Studios
Yahoo.com Play Vista Studios, California
Bloomberg Hong Kong Bureau
Bloomberg New York Bureau
CNN Time Warner Studios
Univision Newsport Studios
Bloomberg London Bureau
JSBC
CCTV News Studios
Fox News Channel NYC Studios
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Lisa Aldisert
Executive Advisor

Lisa Aldisert has been an executive advisor/management consultant for LDG since 2013. During this time, she stepped in to fill the role of Chief Operating Officer on an interim basis for a year and a half. Lisa began her career in banking and founded a management consulting firm in 1996, working with hundreds of clients on strategy, leadership and organizational issues. She published articles on these topics in her weekly e-zine, Executive Insights, and has written three books, including Leadership Reflections: 52 Leadership Practices in the Age of Worry in 2017.

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SYSTEMS
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CORPORATE
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Etleva Celi-Pistoli
VP of Finance

With LDG since 2000, Etleva Celi-Pistoli is LDG’s Vice President of Finance managing day-to-day accounting, financial analysis, employee’s benefits and much, much more. After receiving an accounting degree from Drake Business School, Etleva worked at JDM, Inc before coming to LDG. The Albanian native is an avid reader and traveler when away from work.

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
REMOTE
CORPORATE
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Andrew Lipson
VP of Production

Andrew Lipson has been with LDG as Vice President of Production since 2013. Before joining LDG, he ran studio productions for MTV and Fuse working on shows such as –Yo! MTV Raps, Club MTV, and Headbangers Ball for MTV as well as IMX, Daily Download, Steven’s Untitled Rock Show for Fuse. Andrew, a native of New York, has previously worked with Synaptic Digital/Medialink, Viacom, Rebo Associates, Cablevision, and Scholastic where he received the Scholastic Chairman’s Teamwork Award. He graduated with a BA degree from SUNY Albany.

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
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Daniel Kelley
Senior Lighting Designer

With the company since 1991, Dan Kelley is a Senior Lighting Designer working mostly with LDG’s HBO, NBC, and Bloomberg ongoing design staffing. With LDG, Dan has designed for Sesame Street since their 28th season (1996-97) and for the Sesame Workshop with Elmo’s World and Once Upon a Seasme Street Christmas. His work on Sesame Street as well as NBC’s studio coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics has garnered him and his team Emmy Awards for Lighting Direction. Dan is also a lead designer at Bloomberg TV’s many facilities, HBO’s Real Sports, and has travelled for all NBC Olympics studio coverage since 1992. MFA: NYU Tisch

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
Bloomberg New York Bureau
Bloomberg London Bureau
REMOTE
MSNBC Hardball in Chicago, 2016
MSNBC Town Hall with Bernie Sanders, 2017
NBC Today Show with Hoda & Kathie Lee in Bermuda, 2017
HBO Real Time with Bill Maher in DC, 2014
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
BROADCAST
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, Primetime Special 2017
The Weather Channel Studios
Madison Square Garden Studios
Comedy Central Joking Off, 2015
MSNBC Hardball in Chicago, 2016
MSNBC Town Hall with Bernie Sanders, 2017
NBC Today Show with Hoda & Kathie Lee in Bermuda, 2017
Golf Channel Driver vs Driver
Golf Channel Feherty Live
HBO Real Time with Bill Maher in DC, 2014
HBO State of Play 2013-2014
HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Bloomberg San Francisco Bureau
Bloomberg New York Bureau
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
Sesame Street
Bloomberg London Bureau
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
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Niel Galen
Senior Lighting Designer

Niel Galen is a Senior Lighting Designer whose recent clients include CNN, NBC, and CCTV (China Central Television – the world’s most watched tv broadcast). Niel’s earliest memory of light is watching the street lights dancing through the cracked rear windshield of his migrant educator parents’ Studebaker as they fled by night from one national park to the next. Eventually, Niel parlayed his interest in light, broken glass and Studebakers into a societally accepted job of making television. 20+ years after joining LDG, he still finds himself on the road from jail houses to St Peter’s Square and all over this planet lighting the famous and infamous. His work has garnered six Emmy Awards for lighting design and technical contributions. MFA: NYU Tisch

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
CNN Studio 21L
MBC Dubai Studios
Dogus Media: NTV & CNBCE Studios
CNN Time Warner Studios
JSBC
CCTV News Studios
MLB Network Studio 21
REMOTE
CNN Town Halls (Various)
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
MSNBC Town Halls (Various)
NBC News 2012 Democracy Plaza
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
BROADCAST
CNN Studio 21L
NBA on TNT
CNN Town Halls (Various)
CNN Van Jones Show
MBC Dubai Studios
TBS Inside the NBA
NBC Meet The Press
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
MTV Total Request Live
MSNBC Town Halls (Various)
MSNBC Studio 3A, New York
MSNBC Town Square Studio, New York
Deloitte Consulting Presidential Briefing Room, Government of Southern Sudan
NBC News 2012 Democracy Plaza
CNN New Day
CNN Quiz Show
CNBC Fast Money from NASDAQ
CNBC Squawk Box from NASDAQ
CNN Time Warner Studios
JSBC
MLB Post Season on TBS
CCTV News Studios
MLB Network Studio 21
Megyn Kelly TODAY
Turner E-League
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
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Mike Grabowski
Senior Lighting Designer

Just your average former Philly street magician and sideshow performer who turned to the broadcast world, Mike Grabowski is a Senior Lighting Designer who brings with him over 15 years of experience to concerts, talk shows, video game launches, variety shows, game shows, and more. With LDG since 2007 and with a client list he honed before that, Mike’s recent projects include MTV’s TRL, AMC’s Comic Book Men, History’s Forged in Fire, and the relaunching of Sportsnet New York (SNY) in their new facility. He also lights Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, countless reality show reunion specials for Bravo, VH1, and MTV, and was MTV’s Broadcast Lighting Consultant when they converted their Times Square studio to a low power lighting system. BFA: SUNY Purchase

CREDITS
REMOTE
Logo TV Aspen Gay Ski Week
NBC Commander-In-Chief Forum on The Intrepid
MTV Beach House
MSNBC Town Halls (Various)
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest
BROADCAST
Vice Live
VH1 Love & Hip Hop: The Wedding
Logo TV Aspen Gay Ski Week
MTV Uncommon Sense
MTV PUSH Artist to Watch
NBC Thanksgiving Day Parade 360 Degree Coverage
Bravo Married To Medicine Reunions
Bravo Real Housewives Reunions
VH1 Love & Hip Hop Reunions
CNBC The Job Interview
VH1 Live
Seeso Debate Wars
NBC Commander-In-Chief Forum on The Intrepid
MTV Broadway Studio Shows
MTV Beach House
History's Forged in Fire
MSNBC Town Halls (Various)
AMC Comic Book Men
NFL Good Morning Football
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest
NY1 Studios
SNY New Studio
MTV TRL 2017
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Douglas Cox
Senior Lighting Designer

Douglas Cox is a Senior Lighting Designer at LDG contributing to ABC’s Good Morning America, the YES Network, Bloomberg, CNBC and Sotheby’s just to name a few. With LDG since 2004, Doug has designed or served as lighting director for the corporate and media world with clients including MSNBC, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Sesame Street, and CNN/HLN. He has also lit NBC’s national convention coverage in 2004 and 2008 and received an Emmy for his work on NBC’s Election Night on Democracy Plaza on 2012. Doug came to LDG from an extensive career as a freelance lighting designer serving as Associate/Assistant Designer on 19 Broadway shows including Avenue Q and Titanic; his work as an architectural lighting designer garnered him a Lumen Award. Education: Fordham, NYU

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
Bloomberg New York Bureau
CNN Time Warner Studios
REMOTE
NBC Democratic National Convention Coverage 2008
NY1 Halloween Parade
ABC GMA Summer Concert Series
NBC News 2012 Democracy Plaza
Peony Pavilion at the Met
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
CORPORATE
Auctionata, New York Studios
Sotheby's Auction House, NYC
BROADCAST
Current TV Viewpoint
Auctionata, New York Studios
The Montel Williams Show
Arise Television, New York Studios
MSNBC Studios
CNBC Studios
NBC Democratic National Convention Coverage 2008
New Jersey Public Television
ABC The Chew
WNET Moyers & Company
ABC 20/20 Year in Review with Robin Roberts, 2017
NY1 Halloween Parade
ABC GMA Summer Concert Series
HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Bloomberg New York Bureau
NBC News 2012 Democracy Plaza
CNN Time Warner Studios
Current TV Joy Behar: Say Anything!
ABC Good Morning America, Times Square Studios
Sesame Street
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
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Paul Lohr
Senior Lighting Designer

Working for LDG in a variety of capacities since 1996, Paul Lohr is a Senior Lighting Director based on the west coast working on NBC’s Sunday Night Football andWorld Cup coverage. Paul has also worked on projects for VH1, MTV, and been on nearly every Olympics team for LDG since Atlanta, receiving a few Emmys for his work. The Virginia native can be found restoring furniture when out of the television studio. BA: Virginia Tech

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
Volcano Live with Nik Wallenda
Yahoo.com Play Vista Studios, California
REMOTE
Volcano Live with Nik Wallenda
NBC Sports Soccer
NBC Super Bowl XLIX Coverage, Phoenix
NBC Super Bowl LII Coverage, Minneapolis
NBC Sports Thursday Night Football
NBC Sports Sunday Night Football
MSNBC Town Halls (Various)
2018 FIFA World Cup
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
BROADCAST
Volcano Live with Nik Wallenda
Meredith Inc (Formerly Time, Inc)
Yahoo.com Play Vista Studios, California
NBC Sports Soccer
NBC Super Bowl XLIX Coverage, Phoenix
NBC Super Bowl LII Coverage, Minneapolis
NBC Sports Thursday Night Football
NBC Sports Sunday Night Football
MSNBC Town Halls (Various)
2018 FIFA World Cup
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
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Sheryl Wisniewski
Senior Project Manager - Special Projects

Sheryl Wisniewski is our DC-based Senior Project Manager.  Sheryl joined a growing LDG in 2002 as the Asst. Lighting Designer and Production Coordinator.  Eight Emmy Awards later, she is proud of her work on projects including the annual CNN Heroes Tribute, coverage of two Royal Weddings, four presidential elections, and nine Olympics.  Sheryl holds a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology from Otterbein College and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.  During her off-hours, she spends her time cheering on the soccer sidelines, pretending to enjoy video games, and learning to raise compassionate little humans.

 

 

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
CNN Time Warner Studios
REMOTE
ABC Pool George H. W. Bush Memorial, 2018
NBC News 2018 Democracy Plaza
NBC/MSNBC Live Papal Funeral Coverage in Rome, 2005
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
2018 FIFA World Cup
NBC's Coverage of the 2018 Royal Wedding
NBC News: Education Nation 2013
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
CNN Heroes Tribute
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
BROADCAST
NBC Olympics: Beijing 2008
NBC Olympics: Vancouver 2010
NBC Olympics: London 2012
NBC Olympics: Sochi 2014
CNN Time Warner Studios
2018 FIFA World Cup
NBC's Coverage of the 2018 Royal Wedding
NBC News: Education Nation 2013
NBC News 2016 Democracy Plaza
NBC Olympics: PyeongChang, 2018
CNN Heroes Tribute
NBC Olympics: Rio 2016
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Alan Craft

Joining LDG in 2017, Alan Craft is an Assistant Lighting Designer currently on staff at CNN. The BFA graduate of SUNY Purchase’s Design Technology program comes aboard with a background in live concerts, events and theatre. A native of Buffalo NY, Alan enjoys playing drums and guitar, and hiking in his spare time.

CREDITS
SYSTEMS
CNN Time Warner Studios
REMOTE
CNN New Years Eve Live With Anderson Cooper
BROADCAST
CNN At This Hour with Kate Bolduan
CNN New Years Eve Live With Anderson Cooper
CNN Anderson Cooper 360
CNN State of America
CNN Quest Means Business
CNN New Day
CNN Time Warner Studios
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Alex Womer
Equipment Logistics Coordinator

A native of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Alex Womer is LDG’s Equipment Logistics Coordinator. Before arriving at LDG, he trained at Muhlenberg College and worked at 4Wall within their consoles department. When Alex is not busy corralling equipment, he usually spends his time listening to music, playing video games, and playing with his dog.