Operation Eyesight Universal Appoints Hedley Lawson to its U.S. Board of Directors

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SEATTLE, Wash.—Operation Eyesight Universal, an international development organization working toward eliminating avoidable blindness, has appointed Hedley Lawson, global managing partner for Aligned Growth Partners, LLC, to its board of directors, effective, March 19, 2020. Nina Woodard, chair of the board for Operation Eyesight USA said, “We are excited to welcome Hedley to our board of directors. He brings decades of global executive and board advisory experience. In addition, he brings extensive corporate executive leadership experience with SOLA International, Inc. (presently Carl Zeiss Vision), and has served as a contributing editor, author and professional speaker to various optical and vision industry publications and businesses.”

“Hedley’s leadership in key areas, such as international business development, organizational structure, strategy implementation and Board governance will be invaluable to our global mission,” she said.

“It is an honor to join the Operation Eyesight Universal Board of Directors for the U.S. The world of eyecare and vision improvement have been among my greatest passions for many decades,” said Lawson. “I very much look forward to being a contributing member of the board and to serving and supporting the Operation Eyesight Universal team in their mission of eliminating avoidable blindness around the world.”

Based in Canada, Operation Eyesight Universal is an international development organization working toward eliminating avoidable blindness with the help of donations and support from service clubs, foundations, corporations and governments. It has brought sight-restoration and blindness-prevention treatment to millions of people since its founding in 1963.

Today, the organization’s work is focused in the African countries of Ghana, Kenya and Zambia, and the South Asian countries of Nepal and India—places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor. To learn more about Operation Eyesight click here.