We are pleased to announce that our very own Amy Moore, Vice President of Product Development, has been named to Vision Monday’s Most Influential Women in Optical Report. Moore was named to the publication’s “Rising Star” list, which honors women who are deemed “up-and-comers” in their careers and at their companies.
In its 18th year, Vision Monday’s Most Influential Women in Optical Report honors women who have made a difference in the eyewear industry, ranging from their leadership, visionary approach to their job, and how they give back to their colleagues, patients and communities. This year’s group of honorees are made up of executives, sales and marketing professionals, ECPs, administrators, researchers and teachers.
Here at The McGee Group, Moore manages a team who are responsible for product development and design. As part of her work, she leads the design process for several of the company’s premier brand partners, including Badgley Mischka, Vera Bradley and Life is Good. She also oversees work for retail collections.
“I take great pride in being included among such amazing, talented, and hardworking women within the optical industry,” Moore said. “When I was notified of this honor, I was overcome by emotions and took the time to sit by myself and really appreciate every emotion I was feeling. I have so much gratitude for Vision Monday for honoring me, as well as to The McGee Group for giving me the opportunity to pursue my passion.”
Prior to joining The McGee Group, she worked primarily in the apparel industry, working as an assistant merchandiser for Anne Klein for the company’s AK2 launch, as well as an assistant at Ann Ren New York, an independent women’s apparel designer.
Moore transitioned to the eyewear industry 17 years ago.. She joined The McGee Group in 2011.
Our Founder and CEO, Wayne McGee, goes on about Moore stating “it is a delight and pleasure to have someone as talented and dedicated as Amy leading our product development team. Her enthusiasm and love for design is obvious and is highlighted in her success. She is certainly and most deserving of this special recognition.”
ABOUT THE MCGEE GROUP
The McGee Group, celebrating 40+ years, markets ophthalmic frames, sunwear, reading glasses and cases to all customer groups throughout North America and many international markets including eye care professionals, distributors, large optical chains, mass merchants and department stores. Since its inception in 1976, The McGee Group has gained recognition as a forward-thinking company by merging innovative technology with fashion, offering high quality products, superior marketing support and value-added customer service. The McGee Group represents Badgley Mischka eyewear and sunwear, Vera Bradley eyewear and sunwear, Ducks Unlimited eyewear and sunwear, XOXO eyewear and sunwear, Totally Rimless and Argyleculture eyewear and sunwear by Russell Simmons as well as Trina Turk optical and sunwear. Life is Good is a welcome addition to their brand portfolio.