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Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has chosen Jim Mazzo, senior vice president of Abbott and president of Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), as its recipient for the 2013 Person of Vision Award.
Chicago-Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has chosen Jim Mazzo, senior vice president of Abbott and president of Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), as its recipient for the 2013 Person of Vision Award.
Mazzo is being recognized for his career accomplishments and leadership in the eye health and eye care industry, which includes senior executive-level positions at both AMO and Allergan. He has committed personal time to education, serving on several university boards, and supporting other non-profit organizations, including PBA, the University of California, Irvine, and the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
“We are excited to recognize Mr. Jim Mazzo for his commitment to eye health through his many years of leadership in the vision industry, as well as his philanthropic efforts,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and chief executive officer of PBA.
The PBA Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual or corporation for outstanding leadership and dedication in the field of vision and eye health. The award will be presented to Mazzo at the PBA Person of Vision Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach, CA.
“We invite everyone to join us in Southern California for this special evening to show their support and honor Mr. Mazzo for his work in ending preventable vision loss,” added Parry.