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OWA Advisory Groups

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The great benefits of OWA membership include making new connections and the opportunity to grow professionally from these connections. The OWA's Advisory Groups are designed to connect OWA members through different business disciplines: Finance, Sales & Marketing, and Professional and Personal Development.

All OWA members are invited to join the Advisory Group(s) of their particular interest(s). Each group will meet on a quarterly basis to discuss relevant topics within each discipline and receive monthly communications from the Advisory Group Leads.

Please note that the buttons to join these groups or view content from past meetings will require you to join OWA or login first.

Meet the Advisory Group Leads

Finance Advisory Group
Lead: Emilia Flamini (CFO, Luxottica North America)

The Finance Advisory Group will help members improve their understanding of the main drivers of profitability. Quarterly meetings will be targeted at learning more about awareness of P&L statements and cashflow. Think back to that one Finance class you took in college — here's your chance to get a modern-day approach with real-life examples!

Advisory Group Members: KaylaAshlee (Spexy), BeverlyBianes (Pack & Bianes Vision Care part of Total Vision), AliciaBrossart (Essilor Sun Solution), DebraBulken (Luxottica), KayBumgarner (Essilor of America), DeirdreCarroll (INVISION Magazine at SmartWork Media), jenniferceschan (Chadwick Optical), MikkiCollins (Morel Eyewear), KatherineCruz (Ocular Innovations), Cha-LingDelgado (Luxottica North America), JILLFINE (Liberty Sport), JulieFischer (VSP), KellyFunderburk (Eyedentify Consulting), KatyHanson (Eyemart Express), AliciaHarrison (Laguna Eyes Optometry, PC), GurpreetKaur (Artistic Eyepieces, LLC), LindaLaube (Hilco Vision), CatherineLeo (Eyemart Express), HeatherLopez (Keplr Vision), GiuliaMazza (Luxottica), BenithaMintz (Zyloware Corporation), SandraMohr (NECO), DeborahMyres (Visual Inspirations, LLC), AmandaNg (Luxottica), CindyNoble-Funderburgh (Eyemart Express), SelinOlmsted (Selin Omsted Design Studio), ElizabethPeters (Keplr Vision), MariaPetruccelli (Hoya), KathyRismiller (Costa Del Mar, Inc), RandiRubin (-), AlejandraRuiz (Eyemart Express), LisetteSacks (Eyemart Express), TamaraSanders (Essilor of America), AmandaShapiro (Europa Eyewear), PamSpicuzza (Luxottica), SheenaTaff (Roberts & Brown Opticians/OpticianAboutTown), LaReinaValdez (Eyemart Express)

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Sales & Marketing Advisory Group
Lead: Paula Blomquist (Chief Marketing Officer, GoHealth Urgent Care)

The Sales and Marketing Advisory Group is aimed at learning more about best practices in relationship development, branding, and the customer journey that leads to long-term, loyal customers. We'll bridge the gap between sales and marketing professionals and learn from each other the inner workings of the sales and marketing funnels.

Advisory Group Members: PamelaAndrews (Carl Zeiss Vision), KaylaAshlee (Spexy), JaneBalek (Think About Your Eyes), BeverlyBianes (Pack & Bianes Vision Care part of Total Vision), DarcyBlessing (ABB Optical Group), AliciaBrossart (Essilor Sun Solution), DebraBulken (Luxottica), jenniferceschan (Chadwick Optical), MikkiCollins (Morel Eyewear), KatherineCruz (Ocular Innovations), Cha-LingDelgado (Luxottica North America), PaulaDonnelly (Luxottica Retail), RoxanaDreger (Transitions Optical), ConstantinaFeick (EyeMed Vision Care), JILLFINE (Liberty Sport), JulieFischer (VSP), EmiliaFlamini (Luxottica), JenniferFry (Luxottica), KellyFunderburk (Eyedentify Consulting), AngelaGerber (Liberty Sport), JessicaGoebert (De Rigo REM), AlysiaGradney (The Gudz), VictoriaHallberg (Safilo Group), KatyHanson (Eyemart Express), RachelHettler (Essilor of America), GurpreetKaur (Artistic Eyepieces, LLC), LindaLaube (Hilco Vision), KatherineLauver (GPN Technologies), CatherineLeo (Eyemart Express), LynnLim (Luxottica Wholesale), HeatherLopez (Keplr Vision), GiuliaMazza (Luxottica), TriaMetzler (Walman Instruments), KarenMichaelson (KARE Consulting, LLC), AlyssaMiller (Europa Eyewear), SandraMohr (NECO), MeganMolony (National Vision), DeborahMyres (Visual Inspirations, LLC), CristinaMystkowski (Luxottica), AmandaNg (Luxottica), CindyNoble-Funderburgh (Eyemart Express), SelinOlmsted (Selin Omsted Design Studio), JanellePauli (VisionWeb), KatherinaPedercini (Mondottica), MariaPetruccelli (Hoya), JoycePokoy-Kurtulus (Visionary Insights), AshleeQueathem (Essilor of America), DorinaReiz (Vision Institute), AlanaRossi (Luxottica), RandiRubin (-), AlejandraRuiz (Eyemart Express), HollyRush (Mariposa Advisors), LisetteSacks (Eyemart Express), DianneSamuel (VSP), TamaraSanders (Essilor of America), KimberlySchuy (Essilor of America), DebraSeigel (VSP Optics), AmandaShapiro (Europa Eyewear), LaReinaValdez (Eyemart Express), DawnWard (Europa International), CatherineWhite (ABB Optical Group), DianaYasnis (Luxottica)

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Professional and Personal Development Advisory Group
Lead: Pamela Capaldi (Myopia Management Specialist, CooperVision)

The Professional and Personal Development Advisory Group will discuss key elements of personal and professional growth. From interview skill to public speaking to building your network and leveraging influencers — there is something for everyone in this group! You'll learn to elevate your current network and leverage it for continuous mentoring or your next career move.

Advisory Group Members: KaylaAshlee (Spexy), BeverlyBianes (Pack & Bianes Vision Care part of Total Vision), DeniseBrady (Essilor), RoseBritton (CooperVision), AliciaBrossart (Essilor Sun Solution), DebraBulken (Luxottica), YvetteCarranza (Digital Vision, Inc.), DeirdreCarroll (INVISION Magazine at SmartWork Media), JustineChiricosta (ABB OPTICAL GROUP), KrupaChothani (Shelburne Optometry), CiraCollins (Lafont), MikkiCollins (Morel Eyewear), KatherineCruz (Ocular Innovations), Cha-LingDelgado (Luxottica North America), RandeeEpstein (Luxottica), JILLFINE (Liberty Sport), CatherineFirman (GPN Technologies), JulieFischer (VSP), EmiliaFlamini (Luxottica), TamaraFranklin (Vision Source), JenniferFry (Luxottica), KellyFunderburk (Eyedentify Consulting), JessicaGoebert (De Rigo REM), MelissaGomez (VSP Optics), VictoriaHallberg (Safilo Group), KatyHanson (Eyemart Express), GurpreetKaur (Artistic Eyepieces, LLC), LindaLaube (Hilco Vision), KatherineLauver (GPN Technologies), CatherineLeo (Eyemart Express), LynnLim (Luxottica Wholesale), GiuliaMazza (Luxottica), KarenMichaelson (KARE Consulting, LLC), AlyssaMiller (Europa Eyewear), SandraMohr (NECO), DeborahMyres (Visual Inspirations, LLC), AmandaNg (Luxottica), SelinOlmsted (Selin Omsted Design Studio), ElizabethPeters (Keplr Vision), MariaPetruccelli (Hoya), JoycePokoy-Kurtulus (Visionary Insights), AshleyPowers (Essilor Sun Solutions), DorinaReiz (Vision Institute), KristenReynolds Hopper (VSP), NiashaRoberts (Hillsborough Community College), LisaRoss (Match Eyewear), AlanaRossi (Luxottica), RandiRubin (-), AlejandraRuiz (Eyemart Express), HollyRush (Mariposa Advisors), AmySabella-Malone (CooperVision), LisetteSacks (Eyemart Express), TamaraSanders (Essilor of America), AmySchneider (Eyes of Faith Optical), DebraSeigel (VSP Optics), AmandaShapiro (Europa Eyewear), PamSpicuzza (Luxottica), AmyStachler (Luxottica Wholesale, N.A.), LaReinaValdez (Eyemart Express), DawnWard (Europa International)

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