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Trussville optometrist re-elected to AOA board

From staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — Samuel D. Pierce, who is in private practice as an optometrist at Trussville Vision Care, has been re-elected to serve on the American Optometric Association’s Board of Trustees.

The AOA represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry and other eye care professionals. Pierce was sworn into office in June in Philadelphia, Pa., during the association’s annual Optometry’s Meeting.

Pierce was first elected to the AOA’s Board of Trustees in June 2009. As a member of board, Pierce serves as member of the AOA Finance and Investment Committees, and is board liaison to the AOA Advocacy Group, the AOA Council on Research and the Third Party Center. His board liaison assignments also include affiliate associations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry.

Prior to his election to the board, Pierce served the AOA by volunteering his time to the Communications Advisory Group, Professional Relations Committee, Nominating Committee and the Student and New Graduate Committee. He’s also past president of the Alabama Optometric Association and served as a member of the SECO Board of Trustees.

Pierce is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and a past president of the UABSO Alumni Association. In 2010, Pierce received the UABSO 2010 Alumnus of the Year award and in 2012 he received the Alabama Optometric Association’s Optometrist of the Year award.

Pierce and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Julianna and Emily.

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