Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank Ushers in New Leadership

June 12, 2019

After nearly a year of succession planning and preparation, the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank’s board of directors announced that John Lohmeier, CEBT, will transition to the position of executive director on July 1, 2019. 

Ed Jacobs, who has led the eye bank for 37 years, will remain with the organization as a senior advisor. PDG Joe Rall, the eye bank board president, said that being able to consult with Mr. Jacobs as the organization continues to move forward under a new leader strengthens the eye bank. “Far too often, retirements mean a loss of institutional knowledge and experience,” he said, “We are very pleased to be able to look forward with new, capable leadership while also retaining the advice and counsel of the man who brought us where we are today as a world-class eye bank.”

John Lohmeier, CEBTMr. Lohmeier has been with the organization since 1999 and is currently the technical manager, which is responsible for the daily technical functions of the eye bank. His eye banking experience has great depth, having also served as the quality assurance manager and in active committee roles with the Eye Bank Association of America. Mr. Lohmeier has been instrumental in fostering the eye bank’s advancements in research and eye banking technology. 

John Lohmeier, CEBT, becomes the new executive director on July 1, 2019.
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