OWA to Honor Costa’s Rush, MyEyeDr.’s Lewis and DeRigo REM’s Goebert in March


(L to R) Holly Rush, CEO, Costa, Pleiades honoree; Laura Lewis, vice president of human resources, MyEyeDr., Pyxis honoree and Jessica Goebert, public relations/ marketing manager, De Rigo REM, emerging leader honoree.
DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced its three honorees for 2019, women who reflect the OWA’s core values of enhancing the leadership and professional development of women in optical industry, the organization said. The OWA’s Pleiades Award honoree is Holly Rush, CEO of Costa. The OWA’s Pyxis Award will be presented to Laura Lewis, vice president of human resources for MyEyeDr. and the OWA’s Emerging Leader honor will go to Jessica Goebert, public relations and marketing manager of De Rigo REM. They will be honored at OWA's annual Champagne Breakfast on Thursday, March 21 at the Edison Ballroom. The breakfast is held just prior to International Vision Expo East. Registration will open soon for the event.

In addition to the awards presentation, the OWA Champagne Breakfast will feature keynote speaker Kathleen (Katie) Taylor, former president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and current chair of the Board of RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) . The breakfast is sponsored by Luxottica and the OWA.

Said Thelios’ Tiara Claxton, president of the OWA, “The OWA’s dynamic group of women leaders will propel our organization to even greater heights in 2019. We are grateful to our members, individual contributors, and sponsor companies for supporting and sharing our vision.”