AOA’s Renee Brauns named one of optical’s most influential women
AOA Chief Operating Officer Renee Brauns is listed among Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical for 2013.
"Always focused on the best interests of our members, Renee is a key player in our team approach to transformative innovation at AOA," said AOA Executive Director Barry Barresi, O.D., Ph.D.
Brauns was nominated by John Coble, O.D., chair of the AOA's Meetings Center Executive Committee, for her dedication and honesty.
Brauns was selected from an extensive group of nominees as part of the executive suite category of honorees. Vision Monday recognizes this group "who guide their companies forward, inspire leadership among their teams and peers, and achieve high performance."
Brauns is a 14-year veteran of the AOA and has served as COO since 2010. She oversees the Affiliate Relations and Membership Group, Communications and Marketing Group, Clinical Resources Group, Research and Information Center, Paraoptometric Group, and Meetings Center.
"It is a rewarding and evolving industry for someone who enjoys working with passionate individuals and is willing to be active and get involved," Brauns said. "It is that passion that drives me to want to succeed and give back even more to the profession."
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