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02/25/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/25/2020 02:38

VSP Global Announces Promotion of Michelle Skinner to Chief Network Officer and Earnie Franklin to Chief Operating Officer

February 25, 2020

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., February 25, 2020 - VSP Global announced today the promotion of Michelle Skinner to chief network officer, and Earnie Franklin to chief operating officer.

Skinner, who most recently served as chief provider relations officer, assumes expanded responsibilities to centralize the organization's network business areas, including VSP Ventures, Eyeconic, and Provider Solutions, which includes doctor-facing functions, programs, and the VSP Global Premier Program.

Franklin will be responsible for VSP Global's supply chain, driving integration and alignment across the organization, including overseeing VSP Optics. Having served most recently as chief technology officer and president of Eyefinity, Franklin will maintain responsibility for the organization's enterprise technology, architecture, and innovation efforts. The role of president of Eyefinity will be backfilled and will report to Franklin.

Both Skinner and Franklin will continue to report to Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global.

'Through this go-forward structure, we will strengthen alignment across our business, helping us to continue meeting the needs of our stakeholders,' said Guyette. 'Michelle and Earnie's extensive experience, as well as that of our entire executive team, positions us to accelerate execution of our strategy and further deliver on our mission of helping people see.'

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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 nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 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; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.