VSP Global Names New Chairman of the Board

Gordon Jennings OD Headshot

Rancho Cordova, Calif., February 12, 2019 — The Board of Directors at VSP Global® has named Gordon Jennings, OD, as chairman of the board for a two-year term. Dr. Jennings previously served as the vice chairman. He has been in private practice in Wytheville, Virginia for more than 30 years, and has served on VSP Global’s board since 2010. 

“We are pleased to have Gordon lead the VSP Global Board of Directors,” said outgoing board chairman, Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO. “As VSP Global continues to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors, Gordon will help provide the strategic guidance needed to ensure that we are best meeting the needs of our key stakeholders, including doctors, clients and members.”

“I am honored to serve as the chairman of the board,” said Dr. Jennings. “As a practicing independent doctor of optometry, I believe the future of private practice is bright with many new opportunities available to us. I look forward to guiding and supporting VSP Global efforts that will help strengthen our profession.”

Dr. Jennings received his bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry. He routinely pursues continuing education to remain at the forefront of the latest and most advanced treatment techniques and technologies. He has received numerous awards for his service to the profession including the American Optometric Association's “Optometric Recognition Award” for his dedication and commitment to the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning. He is also a recipient of SECO International's “Optometrist of the South Award” as well as the “Distinguished Achievement Award” and “Optometrist of the Year Award” from the Virginia Optometric Association.


About VSP Global 
VSP Global® is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for 88 million members through a network of over 40,500 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software, and VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels. Together with VSP network doctors, VSP Global Eyes of Hope® has provided access to no-cost eye care and eyewear for more than 2 million people in need.




Maryam Zarkesh Brown