EYECARE: Optometry American Association of Corporate Optometrists Names Melonie Clemmons, OD, as its New President By Staff Friday, November 5, 2021 12:21 AM Melonie Clemmons, OD.MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The American Association of Corporate Optometrists’ (AACO) board of directors announced that Melonie Clemmons, OD of Ellijay, Georgia, has been appointed president of the organization. Immediate past-president AACO Dr. Vincent Facchiano stated, “Dr. Clemmons brings both personal passion and volunteer leadership experience to the AACO board, and she has been an excellent asset to the association from serving as a volunteer program speaker to reinventing our flagship publication by leading the AACO Journal Task Force. "Her demonstrated leadership shines through as she serves on the board and co-chairs the AACO magazine committee. Her commitment to AACO has been incredible as she clearly understands the needs of our profession and the future vision of the association. AACO’s board of directors is thrilled with Dr. Clemmons’ appointment as we work hand-in-hand with our supporters to serve our dedicated members and craft an inclusive and effective organization.” Dr. Clemmons’ term as president is effective immediately and runs through May 2023. Dr. Clemmons has been a member of AACO since 2014, was its 2018 member of the year, and has been actively involved in the association’s educational programs and committees. An experienced volunteer leader and AACO board member, she also serves on the board of the Georgia Optometric Association and was a member of the Walmart Advisory Board from 2005 to 2007.