Munson to assume presidency at Optometry’s Meeting®

June 11, 2013

mitchThe 2013 Optometry’s Meeting® marks the start of the AOA presidency of Mitchell T. Munson, O.D. Dr. Munson was first appointed to the AOA Board of Trustees in 2006 and will be the 92nd president of the AOA.

For the past year, Dr. Munson has served as liaison trustee to the Meetings Center Executive Committee, the CE Subcommittee, the Student Program Committee and as observer of the Paraoptometric Group Executive Committee, the Paraoptometric Section and Commission on Paraoptometric Certification.

He has served as chair of the Finance Committee, Constitution and Bylaws Committee and the Optometric Membership Database Project Team and been a member of the AOA Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

Prior to his service on the AOA Board, he spent 10 years as an AOA volunteer, where he served on the AOA New Technologies Committee, the Statutory Scope Committee and the Political Action Committee, acting as chair from 2003-2004.

Dr. Munson has received appointments to the AOA Nominating Committee as both a committee member and as chair and has acted as sergeant-of-arms in the AOA House of Delegates.

Dr. Munson served on the Colorado Optometric Association’s (COA) Legislative, Keyperson, Audit and Finance, and Long-Range Planning committees, was chair of the New Practitioner Program and founder of the Annual COA Golf Tournament.

In 1992, he was elected to the COA Board of Trustees and became president in 1995. The COA named him Young Optometrist of the Year in 1993 and Optometrist of the Year in 1996.

The state association presented him the Distinguished Service Award in 2001.

Dr. Munson has served on the Vision West, Inc., Board of Directors and is a past president of the Southwest Council of Optometry.

He is a recipient of the Julius F. Neumiller Award in Optics presented by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and is a fellow in the AAO.

Dr. Munson graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1986. He is the founder of a four-doctor group practice in Highlands Ranch, Colo., which includes his classmate and wife of 27 years, Susan Brunnett, O.D. He is the proud father of three beautiful daughters and enjoys fly fishing, golfing, and classic cars in his spare time.

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