Serving Central and Western Virginia

About Us

Old Dominion Lighting Associates provides innovative lighting solutions to the design community, commercial and industrial markets and lighting showrooms. We offer a broad portfolio of interior and exterior commercial lighting, as well as lighting controls and residential brands that lead the industry in LED technology, design trends and quality products.

Our agency offers extensive product knowledge, in-house design services and exceptional project management from the conception of a project through to its completion. We have served Virginia since 1991 and will continue providing the high standard of product and service that our customers have come to expect.

Meet Our Team

Bruce Kersey

Bruce is a principal and founding partner of Old Dominion Lighting Associates. He is a graduate of Murray State University, a past president of the Electric League of Richmond, and has worked in the electrical industry for over 40 years. Bruce primarily works with electrical distributors coordinating project quotations and with electrical contractors on design/build and negotiated jobs.

Michael Kersey

Michael is a principal and joined Old Dominion Lighting in 2008. He is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech and was previously employed by Suntrust Bank in Richmond, VA. His responsibilities include job quotes and project management, as well as calling on contractors and distributors in the Central territory.

Jennifer Jenkins, LA

With Old Dominion Lighting for over 20 years, Jennifer has extensive experience in our commercial and residential business.  Currently teaming up with Karen Engel to support our Showroom Sales, she handles quotations, project management and lighting design for residential, builder and multi-family channels as well as other administrative duties.  She is a proud member of ALA.


Kathryn Tollison

Kathryn is our Administrative Assistant offering support to the Electrical Distributors in our Central and West territories. Some of her responsibilities include order entry, order changes, Field Service/RGA requests and non-job related quotes. She is enthusiastic to assist you in any of those areas and ensures prompt communication. She has over 15 years of experience in the lighting industry and joined Old Dominion in April 2011.

Jeff Cooper

Jeff joined Old Dominion Lighting Associates in 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. He handles quotations and project management as well as outside sales, calling on distributors and contractors for the Western territory.

Karen Engel, CLC, CLMR

Karen provides lighting education, product training, sales and customer service to residential, showroom and electrical distributor accounts across the state of Virginia.  She became a rep over 12 years ago after 15 years of showroom consultation & management, selections coordination for a prominent builder in Williamsburg VA, as well as 3 years of experience as an independent lighting designer.  She holds a “CLC” which is the highest certification awarded by the American Lighting Association. Recently, she was awarded the “CLMR” - Certified Lighting Manufacturers Rep. Karen has been with Old Dominion Lighting Associates since February 2014.

Mackenzie Daube

Mackenzie is a graduate of The Art Institute in Tampa, FL and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She joined Old Dominion Lighting in 2015.  In addition to calling on specifiers, she handles all in house lighting layouts, submittal packages and assists with project management. Mackenzie joined AIA as an Allied Member of the Richmond Chapter in 2019.

Larry Gagnon

Larry joined Old Dominion Lighting Associates in April 2017.  Larry has  over 11 years of sales, quotations, project management and lighting design experience in the lighting and electrical industry.  Larry is an outside salesman and our lighting controls "guru" handling the western territory of Virginia by calling on distributors, contractors and other customers to help accomplish their lighting needs.


Shawn joined Old Dominion Lighting in May 2019 and has over 18 years of experience in the lighting & electrical industry.  As a specification salesman, he calls on architects and engineers and is always eager to assist in providing solutions with lighting design, lighting calculations, project management and control applications.


Landon joined Old Dominion Lighting in August 2019 as a commercial project manager.  He prepares submittal packages and handles large project post-order functions.  With his background in sales and management, he is fully equipped to handle the demands of the industry.


Will joined Old Dominion Lighting Associates in October 2020 and has over 15 years of experience in the electrical industry.  He is based out of Roanoke, VA and will handle quotations and sales while calling on distributors, contractors, and engineers.  Will is 2005 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.  He is also a 2005 Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker.



Paul has spent most of his lengthy lighting career at both the distributor and manufacturer level prior to joining Old Dominion Lighting in 2018 as a part-time consultant.  He is available to assist with product training, counter days, job site visits and lighting audits.  In addition, Paul handles all of the Signify SpaceWise programming and startup for Central Virginia.                              


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