From American Optometric Association
ST LOUIS, MO. – Samuel D. Pierce, O.D., who is in private practice in Trussville, Alabama, has assumed the position of secretary-treasurer of the American Optometric Association (AOA). The AOA represents approximately 39,000 doctors of optometry and other eye care professionals. Dr. Pierce was sworn into office in June 2015 in Seattle, Washington, during the association’s annual Optometry’s Meeting®.
Dr. Pierce was first elected to the AOA’s Board of Trustees in June 2009. As a member of board, Dr. Pierce serves as member of the AOA Finance and Investment Committees, and is a board liaison to the AOA Advocacy Group Executive Committee, the AOA Council on Research and the Third Party Center Executive Committee.
Prior to his election to the board, Dr. 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 is also past president of the Alabama Optometric Association and served as a member of the SECO Board of Trustees.
Dr. Pierce is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) and a past president of the UABSO Alumni Association. In 2010, Dr. 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.
Dr. Pierce and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Julianna and Emily.