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Steven Reed

Dr. Steven Reed, North American Regional Representative

Dr. Steven T. Reed, O.D., was elected to the American Optometric Association (AOA) Board of Trustees at the 119th Annual AOA Congress & 46th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry’s Meeting in July 2016 and elected to the office of Secretary-Treasurer during the 124th Annual AOA Congress & 51st Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry’s Meeting in June 2021.

As a member of the AOA Board, Dr. Reed serves as liaison to the Investment Committee, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and Finance Committee. He serves as the liaison trustee to AOA Excel, Paraoptometric Resource Committee, Membership Development Committee, the American Board of Optometry, and the World Council of Optometry.  He serves as the board liaison to the state affiliates of Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania as well as the Ohio State University College of Optometry and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Reed’s past board work includes serving as liaison to the Health Policy Institute, New Technology Committee, Sports and Performance Vision Committee, Third Party Center Executive Committee, Faculty and Student Membership Liaisons Committee, State Government Relations Committee, Faculty Resource Committee, Membership Development Committee, and the Contact Lens and Cornea Section.

Previously, Dr. Reed served on the AOA Communications/Public Affairs Committee. He also served as the AOA National Keyperson Coordinator for Mississippi.

Dr. Reed is a past president of the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) and the Southwest Optometric Society. In his role with the MOA, he served as chair of the Long Range Planning Committee, Optometry for Progress PAC, the Legislative Committee, the Assistance to Graduates and Undergraduates Committee, and the Nominations Committee. He was also chair of the Board of Trustees at Southern College of Optometry, and Mississippi’s Trustee for SECO International.

A graduate of Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Reed was the 2010 and 2016 recipient of the MOA James P. Brownlee Optometrist of the Year Award.

Dr. Reed owns and operates private practices in Magee, Collins and Prentiss Mississippi, and is co-owner practices in Clinton, Flowood, and Forest, Mississippi.