Naomi Kelman appointed to National Vision Board of Directors



DULUTH, Georgia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers offering quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, today announced the appointment of Naomi Kelman, Former CEO and President of Willow, to its Directors Board, effective today.

“We are delighted that Naomi is joining our board of directors,” said Reade Fahs, CEO of National Vision. “We developed a deep respect for Naomi ten years ago – during the five years she has so successfully led Johnson and Johnson’s contact lens business in the Americas. His subsequent experience in digital transformation and disruptive product development, as well as his success in scaling healthcare models will be invaluable to National Vision as we continue our growth trajectory.

Kelman’s career spans almost four decades. Most recently, she was the first CEO and President of Willow, an innovative medical technology company, from 2014 to 2019. The Silicon Valley-based company revolutionized the breast pump industry. Under his leadership, the concept of a portable consumer pump went from prototype to market in about three years, and is now a trusted brand among Millennials. The device was selected as one of the 25 best inventions of 2017 by Time magazine.

Prior to joining Willow, Kelman was the first woman to serve on the Novartis Executive Committee as Division Head of Novartis’ global over-the-counter division. Previously, Kelman had a long and distinguished career with Johnson & Johnson where she held several leadership and executive positions, including as President of Vistakon (Acuvue Contact Lenses) and Lifescan (One Touch Diabetes Monitor). She also worked at Clairol and American Express. Prior to starting his career, Kelman obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University.

Kelman currently sits on the board of directors of Brilliant, a smart home control and lighting company, Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics, and Mirve, a company developing non-invasive tests for maternal and fetal health.

“I am honored to join the National Vision Board of Directors,” said Kelman. “With my background in eyewear and healthcare technology, I look forward to helping National Vision execute its business strategy and advance its important mission of making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. . ”

About National Vision Holdings, Inc.

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with more than 1,100 stores in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With a mission to help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, the company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers in select Walmart and Vista stores. Opticals in select Fred Meyer stores and on selected military bases and several e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. For more information, please visit



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