Lisa Passamonte Green becomes Visual Terrain President and CEO.

Lighting design industry leader Lisa Passamonte Green has become president and CEO of Visual Terrain, Inc. following the departures of partners Jeff Ravitz and Dawn Hollingsworth from the company.

“I’m really excited about what this means to Visual Terrain,” said Passamonte Green, who became a partner in the company 10 years ago, when Moody Ravitz Hollingsworth merged with Passamonte Lighting Design. “One of our first moves will be literal one, as we bring the company ‘back’ to the City of Santa Clarita, where Passamonte Lighting Design was originally located.”

Green says all her Los Angeles-based employees will make the move with her, and she looks forward to placing the business in one of Santa Clarita’s designated Enterprise Zones. She expects to make the move in May.

Coinciding with the move to Santa Clarita, Visual Terrain will open a Chicago office, headed by associate principal Mike Mahlum. Along with principal designer Ken Daniel in the Connecticut office, the new structure will give Visual Terrain presence in the Midwest, as well as the East and West Coasts.

Green’s husband, David Paul Green, has joined Visual Terrain as President.

“We are looking forward to 2011 with hope and excitement,” Passamonte Green said. “We will continue to service the themed entertainment, resorts, commercial, architectural and municipal arenas, along with the live shows our designers love so much. We can’t wait to be back in Santa Clarita.”