National Vision Holdings, Inc. Appoints Heather Cianfrocco to Board of Directors

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Heather Cianfrocco

DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc. (EYE) announced the appointment of Heather Cianfrocco, chief executive officer, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, a division of UnitedHealth Group, (NYSE: UNH), to its board of directors, effective July 24. Cianfrocco will serve on the board’s compensation committee.“We are thrilled to welcome Heather to our board of directors,” said Reade Fahs, CEO, National Vision Holdings, Inc. “She brings a deep expertise in the world of managed health care, clinical care strategy and operations, as well as experience in corporate and securities law specific to health care entities. Her unique and specific expertise couldn’t be better suited for our mission of increasing access to affordable eyecare and eyewear for budget-conscious Americans.”

Cianfrocco was appointed CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State in February 2018, where she leads the company toward advancing its mission of helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone, the announcement said. In this role, Cianfrocco leverages the national capabilities of UnitedHealth Group and brings them to local markets to support improved clinical outcomes, system efficiencies, enhanced care management, strong regulatory partnerships and adaptability to a changing marketplace.

Previously, she served as senior vice president of Health Advancement and Clinical Transformation for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement and held numerous leadership positions within Community & State, including senior vice president of clinical strategy and operations, Northeast Region CEO and quality leader as well as other roles in legal, compliance and operations. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Cianfrocco worked in private legal practices where she focused on corporate and securities law representing health care entities in mergers and acquisitions.

“It is an honor to join National Vision’s board of directors,” said Cianfrocco. “I have spent my career working to make our health care system more efficient and effective. The opportunity to work with National Vision, whose mission is to increase access to affordable eyecare and eyewear, is a perfect fit for me both personally and professionally.”

National Vision Holdings, Inc. is one of the largest optical retail companies in the U.S. with more than 1,100 retail stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, and several e-commerce websites.