Allergan Announces Updates to Eye Care Optometric Professional Relations Team

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(L to R) Dave Gibson, Marcy DeWalt, Scott Berg.

MADISON, N.J.—Allergan Eye Care, protecting and preserving vision by creating innovative products and services for providers and patients for over 70 years, announced the retirement of Dave Gibson, associate VP of consumer eyecare and customer development, after 20 years of service, according to a statement the company issued on Monday. Since 2009, Gibson has led Allergan’s Optometric Professional Relations team and helped launch a variety of programs to support the optometry community. While at Allergan, Gibson established several Allergan optometry programs, including Allergan’s Academic Partnership and Optometry Jumpstart.

He also spearheaded Allergan’s expanded support for optometry. Gibson’s significant efforts have helped establish Allergan as a premier pharmaceutical partner to optometry, the announcement noted.

With Gibson’s departure, Allergan has announced the promotion of Marcy DeWalt to executive director, customer development and optometric professional relations, and Scott Berg to executive director, consumer eyecare marketing.

DeWalt will lead Allergan’s optometric professional relations team while Berg will lead Allergan’s expanding consumer eye care team, the announcement noted.

Allergan became part of AbbVie in May 2020 after the latter company completed received the requisite regulatory approvals and completed the estimated $63 billion acquisition, as VMAIL reported.