Shopko Optical Names Hengel as Director of Managed Vision Care

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GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical has named Roberta Hengel to its management team as director of managed vision care. Hengel has worked in the managed care industry for more than 25 years and joins the team with proven experience in managed care network administration, contract negotiation, and developing growth strategies. Before accepting the position with Shopko Optical, Hengel served as director of managed care for UnitedHealth Group for more than 15 years. “I am pleased to welcome Roberta to the Shopko Optical team,” Kirk Lauterback, chief operating officer, said in a recent announcement. “Roberta’s unique experience will bring strong leadership and support with our insurance plan partners and enable us to provide additional benefits to our patients.”

Hengel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational communications from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Shopko Optical, which expects to continue its expansion by opening 35 new centers in 2020, is the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital. The optical retailer was formed when an affiliate of Monarch Capital acquired the optical operations of the former Shopko Stores out of bankruptcy court, as VMAIL reported.