Laura Dorris of Vision West has been named to the Board of Directors of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA). She has been a member of the OWA since 2013 and has served as co-chair of the Program Committee and a member of the Digital Marketing committee.
“I am truly honored to join such an amazing group of people on the OWA Board and look forward to serving with them to further the goals of OWA to connect, inspire, lead and support women in our industry,” Dorris says.
OWA President Maureen Cavanagh says, “Laura has been a great contributor to the OWA in her committee work and will be a great asset to our Board. She has strong marketing, human resources and business skills that will complement our board composition. We are excited to have her join us.”
Dorris started in the industry by working for an ophthalmology/optometry office in 1989 and soon became the practice manager. She moved to the business side of optometry in 1998 when she joined Vision West. At Vision West she currently oversees human resources, as well as business development which includes working closely with 10 state optometric associations, supporting and growing many vendor partnerships, marketing, PR, and a slew of other responsibilities.