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CVS Health vet joins National Vision leadership team

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National Vision Holdings has named Roger Francis as chief stores officer.

Francis, whose appointment is effective May 3, will oversee operations for more than 1,200 stores across all National Vision brands. He will work closely with the executive team to advance National Vision's mission, vision and growth strategies. 

Roger Francis
Roger Francis

Francis joins National Vision after 18 years with CVS Health, where he served most recently as senior VP of HealthHUB Retail Operations and was responsible for leading the implementation of an innovative store format and services. He began his career as a retail pharmacist.

“I'm thrilled to announce that Roger will be joining National Vision to play an important role in our leadership team,” said Reade Fahs, CEO, National Vision. “We were impressed with his multi-year, multi-role track record of consistent success in retail healthcare, and his focus on developing strong, long-tenured store teams. As National Vision looks towards the role retail health and technology can play in the future of healthcare, we look forward to tapping into Roger's expertise from his parallel experiences in transforming retail pharmacy."

At National Vision, Francis will succeed Sharon Petitt, senior VP, head of store operations, who is retiring on July 1, 2021, after 40 years of distinguished service in the optical industry.

National Vision operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores and Vista Optical, inside select Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases.

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