Avesis Hires Roger Watson as Vice President of Sales for National Accounts

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OWINGS MILLS, Md.— Avesis, a national vision, dental and hearing care program administrator, has hired Roger Watson as vice president of sales, national accounts. He will be responsible for the large employer market and growing the company’s ancillary benefit solutions to commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Health Plans.

“We are delighted to have Roger join the Avesis team” said Michael Reamer, chief marketing officer. “Throughout his career, Roger has consistently delivered increased market share through highly effective results-oriented sales practices, and his proven sales management abilities will be invaluable to our entire organization. We are very excited to have him onboard as our new vice president of sales."

With over 22 years of national sales and senior management experience, prior to joining Avesis, Watson served as VP, client development, national accounts – specialty benefits for UnitedHealthcare where he was responsible for marketing, sales and operations activities. Preceding this position, Watson spent several years as regional VP of sales for both Superior Vision Services and VSP. “As Avesis continues to grow, Roger possesses the necessary background of having worked for innovative, rapidly expanding companies and knows what it takes to align both sales and operational functions as we look to keep pace with growing demand for our ancillary benefit solutions,” said Alan Cohn, CEO of Avesis.

“I am honored to join a company whose leadership puts customer needs first and understands the significance in working closely with partners,” said Watson. “My goal is to further enhance sales opportunities by building on existing programs to expand and strengthen relationships with our customers and partners."