Dr. Chris H. Cooper is an board certified optometrist with a strong background in both private and public companies. He is the senior managing partner of a multi-location practice in Memphis, Tenn., with six optometrists and two ophthalmologists. In 2005 Chris started and managed, the Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. Professional Affairs Consultants doctor-to-doctor team. Chris worked with cross-functional teams of regulatory, medical affairs, sales and marketing staff to align the strategic deployment of a 20-doctor team to provide clinical, scientific and practice management insights linked to Acuvue® Brand Contact Lenses. As a successful clinician and business owner, Chris was recruited in 2009 to become a program director at the Vision Care Institute in Jacksonville, Fla. Chris led interactive programs for doctors and student doctors from across the country, focusing on practice management, compelling communications and patient care. As a thought leader and effective communicator, Chris worked four years as a consultant in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Additionally, Chris sits on editorial and advisory boards of a national eye care publication, as well as for a regional surgery center. Chris has resigned from outside interests to focus his efforts on the success of GWIG.
6:30 Networking and Food 7:00 Fireside Chat 8:00 Networking
Hosted By Katie Maxwell, Memphis Chapter Director
Katie Maxwell worked in the corporate world for the past 8 years specializing in marketing, communications and public relations. Due to a company wide restructuring her position was eliminated in early 2013. Unsure of what she wanted to do next, Katie spent several months working with a team to start a coworking space in Memphis, TN. In just a few months, the lease was signed, renovations completed and Cowork Memphis came on the scene. She now serves as the Director of Community Relations at Cowork Memphis. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @@ktothemaxwell
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