Dwayne Thomas

Director - Government Affairs

Dwayne has been in the event lighting production business for over 40 years, starting as a touring lighting director, and eventually running a large lighting production house in the Pacific Northwest.  In 2009, he started his own lighting company, Greenlight Creative, in Portland Oregon, which has won multiple awards for their design and production work.  Greenlight works in all of the Events Industry’s major sectors, including Weddings and Celebrations, Fundraisers, Large Corporate Events and Trade Shows for end users such as Adidas, Freightliner, Kindercare, and Keen, as well as Fairs and Festivals, Performances, and Sports Events.

He is also one of the founders and President of Live Events Industry of Oregon, a coalition founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to advocate for our industry.  LEIO quickly became one of the now over 20 partner state coalitions under the LEC umbrella.  Today, in addition to serving on LEC’s board of directors, Dwayne is our chairperson for Government Affairs, leading a team of 6 committee members as we strategize our federal legislative efforts and activations on behalf of the entire industry.  His days are filled with letter writing, consensus building, and conversations with stakeholders, partners, and leaders across the country; telling our story and fighting for the future of our businesses and workers.

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