Shopko Optical Names Liz DiGiandomenico as Member of Managers Board

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GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical has named Liz DiGiandomenico as a new member of its board of managers, according to an announcement this week. In her previous industry work, DiGiandomenico worked with Luxottica and gained 22 years of experience in the eyecare sector. During her tenure there, she held various leadership roles within finance and accounting and had over 10 years of experience in managed vision care in her role as general manager of Luxottica’s EyeMed Vision Care.

Since 2015, DiGiandomenico has provided her own consulting services to optometrists and optical retailers looking to understand and grow the health care and managed vision care segments of their business.

Shopko Optical, the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, is an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital, and operates more than 90 locations across the Midwest and Far West with a team of nearly 700 optometrists and opticians. The company has said it plans to expand further this year and expects to open more than 50 new centers by the end of 2021.

“We are pleased to welcome Liz to the Shopko Optical board of managers as we continue to drive the business forward and build deeper relationships with our patients,” chief executive officer Russ Steinhorst said in the announcement. “Her extensive knowledge and respected leadership in the eyecare industry is truly impressive and she complements our board of managers’ experience and skills. We look forward to her contributions as an instrumental partner in supporting the company’s growth.”

In recognition of her work and achievements, DiGiandomenico has been recognized as a recipient of the Glass Ceiling Award and Powerful and Influential Women Award from the Ohio Diversity Council. She also is a two-time recipient of the Most Influential Women in Optical award from Vision Monday.

DiGiandomenico has been involved in the leadership of the National Association of Vision Care Plans, National Association of Specialty Health Organization, Essilor Vision Foundation/Kids Vision for Life, and One Sight Foundation.