Renwick-Espinosa, CMO of VSP Global Elected to Prevent Blindness Board of Directors


CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced the election of Kate Renwick-Espinosa , chief marketing officer of VSP Global, to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors, as voted at the organization’s winter board meeting here on March 8, 2014. Renwick-Espinosa works in development and management of marketing strategies and programs across the VSP Global companies, which include VSP Vision Care, Eyefinity, VSP Optics Group and Marchon Eyewear.

According to Prevent Blindness, Renwick-Espinosa has served VSP for 22 years, where she has been instrumental in expanding the role of marketing within the company, including rebranding multiple lines of business, developing new brands, launching new products and programs, and leveraging digital technology. At the company, she oversees enterprise-wide marketing functions, including integrated marketing, corporate communications, global charity and community outreach, design, branding, and insights and strategy. She is also responsible for both B2B and B2C marketing.

“All of us at Prevent Blindness enthusiastically welcome Ms. Kate Renwick-Espinosa to our national Board of Directors. We are excited to have her leadership and counsel to help us continue our sight-saving mission,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “And, because Prevent Blindness has been very fortunate to receive a tremendous amount of support from VSP over the years, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with its many talented team members.”

Renwick-Espinosa was named one of Vision Monday’s “Most Influential Women in Optical” in 2005 and was also named a 2013 recipient of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women Award” from the California Diversity Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in business administration from California State University, Sacramento.

The Prevent Blindness Board of Directors will convene next in June 2014, during the Third Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C.