Roger Valine Joins Grand Rapids Ophthalmology as Chairman of the Board

Roger J. Valine

I am very grateful for this opportunity to serve

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger J. Valine to its Board of Directors. Mr. Valine served for 15 years as the president and chief executive officer of Vision Service Plan (VSP), the largest vision benefits company in the U.S.

Mr. Valine stated, “I am very grateful for this opportunity to serve on the Board of this impressive company, known for the state-of-the-art care they provide to their patients.”

Mr. Valine began his 34-year career at VSP as a management trainee when the company had $10 million in annual revenue. Under Roger’s leadership, the company grew to nearly $3 billion in revenue, provided vision care insurance to more than 55 million members, and was selected for eight consecutive years as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”.

“We are honored to have someone of Roger’s experience, stature and integrity as chairman of our board of directors,” said Bill Hughson, Chief Executive Officer of GRO. “He shares GRO’s deep commitment to excellent patient care and will be instrumental in helping GRO realize its full potential.”

GRO Board of Directors

Roger Valine, Chairman

Bill Hughson, Chief Executive Officer

David Barrett, MD

Michael Boyle, MD

Garrick Rice

Danny Rosenberg

Phil VanderLugt, OD

“Roger is a terrific fit to chair our Board,” said David Barrett, MD, GRO. “As doctors, we respect his drive for excellence, strong leadership and development experiences, and value his acumen.”

About Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO)

Founded in 1982, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology is the largest fully-integrated eye care medical group in…

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