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SECO International names next president

Dr J Max Ernst will officially accept the honour next week

Dr J Max Ernst
SECO International has announced that Dr J Max Ernst will become its next president during SECO 2019 in New Orleans next week.

Dr Ernst will officially accept the honour during the House of Delegates meeting, which will take place in the New Orleans Theatre at the Ernest N Morial Convention Centre on 23 February.

SECO International’s new president graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSc in Biology in 1981 before being awarded the Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1986.

Dr Ernst has practised in Kentucky for 33 years at his business, which he runs with his wife Carol and their two daughters.

He served as president of the Kentucky Optometric Association from 1997–1998 and was the Kentucky Optometric Association Doctor of Optometry 1999.

Current president of SECO International and Doctor of Optometry, Emilio Balius, said: “SECO is in good hands with Dr Ernst set to serve as SECO president. We are pleased to acknowledge his dedication to optometry with this distinction. In the year to come, he will apply his leadership, experience, passion and Kentucky grit to delivering innovative and elevated education and event experiences.”