James "Jim" Haworth is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Lighting Science Group, the world’s premier LED lighting company based in Florida. Prior to joining Lighting Science Group, Haworth served as vice president of marketing and strategy at Philips North America, a subsidiary of one of the largest lighting companies in the world. For the past three years, Haworth was responsible for all upstream marketing functions of Philips lighting business and he employed his unparalleled familiarity with the LED landscape to manage Philips mergers and acquisitions activities. Prior to joining Philips, Haworth served as president and CEO of JJI Lighting Group, which he sold in 2006 to Genlyte Group, which was subsequently purchased by Philips in 2008. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from Loyola University of Chicago and a MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. He is a member of several professional associations, including The Presidents Forum and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.