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The Optical Society Welcomes Ryan Strowger as New Chief Events and Industry Officer

November 16, 2018

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 16, 2018--The Optical Society ( OSA ) today announced the hiring of Ryan Strowger as Chief Events and Industry Officer. He will be responsible for developing the vision and strategic priorities for all Society industry relations and programs, exhibitions, conferences and OIDA ( OSA Industry Development Associates ).

In his role, Strowger will partner with the many photonics based businesses that develop and manufacture optical components and devices throughout the world. He will oversee the events that help connect industry with their customers. He will also ensure the planning, implementation, success and evaluation of programs and products within the meetings portfolios.

“We are pleased to have Ryan join the OSA team,” CEO Elizabeth Rogan said. “His global expertise in business development and events will add to the OSA’s high quality and broad scope of programming that serves the entire optics and photonics community.”

Strowger is recognized as a senior executive skilled in maximizing revenue for non-profit organizations. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, Exhibitions, Conferences and Sales for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. He has held positions in business development and sales for such organizations as the Consumer Electronics Association/International CES, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Environmental Industry Associations.

Strowger joined the OSA team on 8 October and immediately assumed key responsibilities, including his oversight of Laser Congress held in Boston, Mass. 4 November – 8 November 2018.

About The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society ( OSA ) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit  osa.org.

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