THE OPTICIANS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT
At the recent OptiCon Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, the Opticians Association of America (OAA) elected Sandy Brown of Kentucky as the President of the Association. Ms. Brown is the fifth female to be elected President in the organization’s proud 90 year history. The election took place during OAA’s Annual Delegate Assembly Meeting. The Delegate Assembly serves as the voting body of the association and consists of OAA members from all over the United States.
Sandy is a Licensed Optician in the State of Kentucky and is the former President of the Opticians Association of Kentucky and the SouthEastern Opticians Conference. Ms. Brown has served as a Board of Director for the Opticians Association of America for many years and most recently served as Chair of OAA’s Annual State Leadership Conference. Ms. Brown has also taken leadership of the Opticianry Collaboration Forum’s communication efforts in order to keep the entire profession of opticianry moving in the same positive direction.
On the election, Sandy brown had this to say, “It is quite an honor for me to serve as President of this wonderful organization. For as long as I can remember, Opticianry has been a major part of my life. I hope that I can repay the profession by serving as a President that helps to move our proud profession forward. It is my sincere belief that if the profession can continue to work together and focus on the importance opticians play in the overall eye health system that the sky is the limit to what we can accomplish.”
Established in 1926, the Opticians Association of America’s mission is to serve as the single unified voice of the profession of opticianry and to the commitment of promoting the professional stature of opticians through leadership, education, legislative representation, and communication.