Ronald L. Benner, O.D.

Ronald L. Benner, O.D.Trustee

Ronald L. Benner, O.D., was elected to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees at the 118th Annual AOA Congress & 45th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2015 and subsequently re-elected in Denver, Colorado at the 121st Annual AOA Congress & 48th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2018.

As a member of the AOA Board of Trustees, Dr. Benner serves as a member of the Investment Committee, Finance Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. He is liaison to the Contact Lens and Cornea Section, Education Committee, Faculty & Student Membership Liaisons, and the Membership Development Committee. Dr. Benner is also the board liaison to affiliate associations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia state affiliates, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and the Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Benner's past board work includes serving as liaison to the InfantSEE & Children's Vision Committee, Vision Rehabilitation Committee, AOA Excel, Federal Relations Committee, State Government Relations Committee, Third Party Center Executive Committee. He also served on the AOA-Political Action Committee (AOA-PAC), serving as chair from 2010 to 2015.  

A past president of the Montana Optometric Association (MOA), Dr. Benner has held numerous roles within the MOA, as well as within the Great Western Council of Optometry, serving as chair of the board of directors. Dr. Benner has been honored with the MOA Young Optometrist of the Year Award, MOA Distinguished Service Award and, twice, MOA Optometrist of the Year Award.

A graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Benner has been active in his community, serving in numerous civic and faith-based organizations.

Dr. Benner owns and operates a private practice clinic in Laurel, Montana.

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