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Vision Council Inducts 2021 Board of Directors During Virtual Executive Summit

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(PRESS RELEASE) The Vision Council’s Executive Summit, taking place in an all-new, virtual format kicked off on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and continues until Thursday, Jan. 28. Designed to illuminate the state of the vision care industry, spotlight key business trends and present concrete approaches to confronting the evolving challenges of the global economy, the 2021 Executive Summit includes a robust schedule of engaging presentations, interactive panels and personalized networking sessions.

On Jan. 27, the agenda opened with The Vision Council’s Annual Business Meeting, during which the organization inducted its 2021 Board of Directors.

Welcome Message from New Chair

To view a welcome address from Karen Roberts, Vice President of Carl Zeiss Vision and The Vision Council’s new Chair, click here.

2021 Board of Directors

The following members were confirmed to The Board of Directors for a first one-year term as officers:

  • Karen Roberts, Vice President of Carl Zeiss Vision, as Chair
  • Scott Shapiro, CEO of Europa Eyewear, as Vice-Chair
  • Dustin LaValley, Walman Optical as Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ken Bradley, President of Eschenbach Optik of America, as immediate past Chair

The following member was confirmed to The Board of Directors for a second two-year term as director at large:

  • Sherianne James, Chief Marketing Officer of Essilor of America

The following members were confirmed to serve an initial two-year term as directors at large:

  • Ross Brownlee, CEO at Hilco Vision
  • Tiffanie Burkhalter, President at VSP Ventures
  • Kevin Cross, Vice President of Sales at Schneider Optical Machines Inc.
  • Sue Downes, CEO at MyEyeDr.

Additionally, Fabrizio Uguzzoni, President at Luxottica Wholesale NA, was confirmed for a one-year extension of his expiring at-large term.

The complete roster for the 2021 Board of Directors can be found here.


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