LOH // Tarrence Lackran as new VP

Tarrence Lackran to Join Luxury Optical Holdings as VP, Community Relations – Diversity & Inclusion

Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) has hired Tarrence Lackran for a newly created position, VP, Community Relations – Diversity & Inclusion. In his new role, Tarrence will focus his attention on championing and implementing initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion at LOH through recruiting, collaboration, product design, and strategic partnerships

Tarrence is recognized as a leading ambassador of independent eyewear design, brands and retailers, using his Instagram account (@theopticalpoet) as a platform to connect and unify the industry by building relationships with all sectors.

Prior to joining LOH, Tarrence worked at The Vision Council as the Director of Partnerships and Programming, specifically focusing on Vision Expo East & West. During his time at The Vision Council, he led their Industry Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force. He also launched Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund, a program designed to support high school students and recent graduates from underrepresented communities by exposing them to career paths in the optical industry through scholarships, internships, and mentorships. Tarrence will continue to provide volunteer support for these programs while at LOH.

  • Tim MayhewTim MayhewCEO of LOH

    When I first met Tarrence, he was auctioning off rare and exquisite eyewear pieces for the benefit of what is now Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund. Community in the independent eyewear market is more important now than ever. We are grateful that a proven leader like Tarrence would join us as we work to strengthen the culture of independent eyewear designers and opticians. I am inspired by Tarrence’s efforts and look forward to his leadership in moving our people, our company and our industry forward.

  • I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be joining the team at Luxury Optical Holdings in a newly created role VP, Community Relations - Diversity & Inclusion! I’m looking forward to working with this industry leader of luxury eyewear and retail on strategies that promote diversity in recruitment, eyewear design, and collaborations.

About Luxury Optical Holdings

LOH is a leading premium eyewear purveyor in the United States. As an avid independent eyewear supporter, LOH combines the craft of Opticianry with a curation of the finest handmade frames and tailored lenses. Among the exclusive brands that it manufactures and distributes are Morgenthal Frederics, Robert Marc NYC and Lunor.

Read more about Luxury Optical Holdings on TEF Magazine or visit their website.

Author: maarten weidemaAfter being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded "International Optical Personality of the Year", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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