VSP Global Announces Promotion of Michelle Skinner to Chief Provider Relations Officer

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., August 29, 2017 — VSP Global today announced that Michelle Skinner has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Provider Relations Officer. In this role, Skinner will lead the company’s newly formed doctor-focused division, Provider Solutions, which falls under VSP Global’s Omni-Channel Solutions line of business. Skinner will report directly to the interim CEO.  

Provider Solutions will centralize many provider-facing functions, programs, and communications under one umbrella to help better align the doctor experience. Additionally, it will manage and further enhance the VSP Global Premier Program, which connects more VSP patients with VSP network doctors and supports the growth of today’s independent optometrist.

“Under Michelle’s leadership, we have the opportunity to better serve and provide more opportunities to the doctors who power the VSP network,” said Rob Lynch, VSP Global Board member and interim CEO. “Michelle’s deep institutional knowledge, expertise and experience will be leveraged in this new role. She is the perfect person to lead our doctor-focused division.”

Skinner has more than 20 years of experience in the optical industry, and a long career at VSP which began in 1994 when she joined Altair Eyewear, a VSP Global company. She went on to work for Marchon Eyewear, then helped develop VSP Global’s Premier Program, and later launched VSP’s Global Business Development division. Skinner most recently served as Senior Vice President of VSP Global Omni-Channel Solutions. Skinner has been honored twice as one of Vision Monday’s “Most Influential Women in the Optical Industry.”

Skinner is married with two children and resides in Sacramento, California. In her free time, she is an avid long-distance runner.

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About VSP Global

As a doctor-governed company, VSP Global® exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. VSP Global’s complementary businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for its 84 million members around the world through a network of 40,000 eye doctors; Marchon® Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services,  providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the eye care industry’s largest electronic health records and practice management software company, and VSP Omni-Channel Solutions, which creates connected consumer experiences designed to strengthen the relationship between VSP members and their eye doctors. To date, VSP network doctors have provided eye exams and eyewear at no-cost to over a million people in need through a partnership with VSP Global’s Eyes of Hope®.

 

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