National Vision Names Melissa Rasmussen as Chief Accounting Officer

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DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) has announced that Melissa Rasmussen will join the optical retail company as chief accounting officer, effective July 29. She will report to chief financial officer Patrick Moore. Rasmussen will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s accounting function, according to the announcement late last week. “We are excited to welcome Melissa to the National Vision team,” Moore said in the announcement. “She brings more than two decades of experience in management of accounting processes and controls, financial planning and execution, regulatory compliance and much more. Melissa will be a great addition to our finance and accounting team.”

Rasmussen previously was vice president and corporate controller for Lexmark International, a manufacturer of laser printers and imaging products. During her time with Lexmark, Rasmussen held numerous finance and accounting leadership roles, including North America controller, global consolidation manager and director of SEC reporting and consolidation, among other positions.

“I am delighted to join the team at National Vision,” she said.  “National Vision is a mission-focused company with a long and successful trajectory of growth, and I look forward to bringing my skills to the team to help continue that success.”

Rasmussen will succeed Chris Beasley, senior vice president, accounting and controller, who is leaving the company to pursue other endeavors. Beasley will remain at National Vision for a period of time to help support Rasmussen’s transition into the role.

National Vision operates more than 1,100 retail stores, including stores under the America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses and Eyeglass World banners.