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Tony McClellan Named President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Foundation Advisory Board

08/19/2010   09:00:00 AM

San Francisco – The American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) today announced the appointment of Tony McClellan as president of its Foundation Advisory Board (FAB).

In his role, Mr. McClellan will work with the Academy leadership to ensure that the FAB and the Foundation’s fundraising program provide the philanthropic support necessary to advance the mission of the Academy. The FAB’s mission is to support priority education, quality of care research and public service programs of the Academy, which ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.

“Through their commitment and generosity to help prevent avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment worldwide, members of the FAB provide the leadership and example that inspires many others to philanthropically support our efforts,” said David W. Parke II, M.D., CEO of the Academy.  “I am grateful for all they do and I look forward to working with Tony in his new role as president of the FAB.”

Mr. McClellan will report through Dr. B. Thomas Hutchinson, chairman of the FAB, who also serves on the Academy Board of Trustees, and will work closely with the Academy CEO, Foundation Executive Director and the Foundation’s Director of Development.

“Tony is a strong advocate for the Academy and Foundation and has already demonstrated a high level of dedication to our efforts,” said Dr. Hutchinson. “His willingness to serve as FAB president will help the Foundation build upon its past success and remain a valuable partner for the Academy in the years ahead.  I look forward to serving with him.”

“I have been proudly involved with the Foundation and have served as a member of its Advisory Board for seven years,” added Mr. McClellan. “I am honored to have been given the opportunity to expand my role and help the Foundation continue its success in supporting the Academy’s mission.”

Mr. McClellan currently holds positions as Chairman of Montgomery Property Group Ltd., Chairman of Brookend Enterprises Management Services Ltd., and Director of Groupe Gifa S.A. He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a B.A. in French, History and Geography and went on to receive a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School.  Mr. McClellan lives in Herefordshire, England.

About the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Established in 1980, the Foundation raises funds to support the mission of the Academy and its educational, quality of care research, and public service programs, which ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care. More information can be found at www.faao.org

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