VSP Global Names Gordon Jennings, OD, New Chairman of the Board


Gordon Jennings, OD.

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The board of directors at VSP Global has named Gordon Jennings, OD, as chairman of the board for a two-year term. Dr. Jennings previously served as the vice chairman. He has been in private practice in Wytheville, Virginia for more than 30 years, and has served on VSP Global’s board since 2010. "We are pleased to have Gordon lead the VSP Global board of directors,” said outgoing board chairman, Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO.

“As VSP Global continues to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors, Gordon will help provide the strategic guidance needed to ensure that we are best meeting the needs of our key stakeholders, including doctors, clients and members,” Mannen said.

“I am honored to serve as the chairman of the board,” said Dr. Jennings. “As a practicing independent doctor of optometry, I believe the future of private practice is bright with many new opportunities available to us. I look forward to guiding and supporting VSP Global efforts that will help strengthen our profession.”

Dr. Jennings received his bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry. He routinely pursues continuing education to remain at the forefront of the latest and most advanced treatment techniques and technologies.

He has received numerous awards for his service to the profession including the American Optometric Association's Optometric Recognition Award for his dedication and commitment to the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning. He is also a recipient of SECO International's Optometrist of the South Award as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award and Optometrist of the Year Award from the Virginia Optometric Association.