Meredith Ryan-Reid.

BALTIMORE, Md.—Versant Health, a leading national managed vision care company and wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife (NYSE: MET), has announced that Meredith Ryan-Reid has been named CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2022. Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading administrators of managed vision care, serving more than 38.5 million of its clients’ members nationwide through its Davis Vision and Superior Vision independent provider networks. Ryan-Reid is a successor to James Reid, who was the prior CEO of Versant and left the company this past August for an external opportunity, a spokesperson told VMAIL.

“Meredith’s experience in multiple facets of the insurance industry, commitment to talent development, and customer-centric approach position her as the ideal leader for the Versant Health team at this stage of the company’s evolution,” said Ramy Tadros, co-chairman of the Versant Health board of directors and regional president, U.S. Business at MetLife. “Versant Health’s customers, members, and vision care providers will benefit from her focus on delivering innovative, customer-focused solutions.”

Ryan-Reid brings almost 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to the role. Since 2013, she has held a succession of senior roles at MetLife focused on Group Benefits product development, innovation and distribution. During her tenure, she developed and launched the financial wellness app Upwise, established the company’s Financial Wellness & Engagement organization, expanded voluntary benefits distribution, and built the Accident & Health portfolio. Earlier in her career she worked on both the brokerage and carrier sides of the business.

“The breadth of Versant Health’s expertise, network, and solutions is creating tremendous value across the vision care space,” said Ryan-Reid. “I’m looking forward to working with the talented Versant Health team to further accelerate business growth, drive stakeholder satisfaction, and advance the company’s mission.”

Versant Health administers vision and eye health solutions that range from access to routine vision benefits to medical management. Commercial groups, employer plans and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among Versant Health's customers.