Samuel D. Pierce, O.D.

Samuel D. Pierce, O.D.President

Samuel D. Pierce, O.D., was first elected to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees in June 2009 and elected President in Denver, Colorado at the 121st Annual AOA Congress & 48th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June, 2018.

In addition to his duties as President, Dr. Pierce serves as liaison trustee to the American Academy of Optometry. His board liaison assignments include the Council on Research, Great Western Council of Optometry, Mountain West Council of Optometrists, North Central States Optometric Council, East/West, Southern Council of Optometrists, and the Universidad InterAmericana.

Prior to his election to the Board, Dr. Pierce served the AOA by volunteering his time to the Communications Advisory Group, Professional Relations Committee, Nominating Committee and the Student and New Graduate Committee. He is also past president of the Alabama Optometric Association and served as a member of the SECO Board of Trustees.

Dr. Pierce attended Birmingham-Southern College and is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) and a past president of the UABSO Alumni Association. In 2010, Dr. Pierce received the UABSO 2010 Alumnus of the Year award and in 2012 he received the Alabama Optometric Association's Optometrist of the Year award.

Dr. Pierce has been in private practice in Trussville, Alabama for over 29 years.

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