VSP Global Names New Chairman of the Board

Rancho Cordova, Calif., March 8, 2010 – VSP GlobalSM, the industry leader in the delivery of eyecare and eyewear through innovative business solutions and quality vision products, today announced the VSP Global Board of Directors elected Timothy Jankowski, O.D., F.A.A.O. as Chairman of the Board for a term of two years.

A practicing optometrist for 30 years, Jankowski has served on the board of directors since 1999 and as vice chairman since 2008.

“Tim will be a great asset leading the VSP Global Board of Directors,” said outgoing board chairman, Jim Short, O.D. “As the companies within VSP Global continue to extend services internationally, Tim will help ensure their direction supports and benefits private practice doctors and quality eyecare services.”

“VSP Global is rooted in more than 50 years of history championing the delivery of eyecare through private practice doctors,” said Dr. Jankowski. “I am honored to begin my service as chairman and look forward to building upon our proud history and continuing our important mission.”

Dr. Jankowski is an active member of the community and the optometric industry including the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and the Rio Hondo Optometric Society. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Dow Corning Scholar from the American Optometric Foundation, and regarded as an accomplished speaker, writer and teacher in the optometric community.

About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM offers world-class products and services to eyecare professionals, employers, and more than 55 million members through a group of leading companies providing comprehensive eyecare coverage, access to cutting-edge frame styles and brands, design of custom interiors and merchandising systems, innovative e-commerce and practice management solutions, and technologically advanced lab services. With the strength and experience of these companies behind it, VSP Global stands apart and delivers benefits, services, products and solutions that are unparalleled in the world-wide optical industry.




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