Zieba announces retirement plans
After 17 years as IOA’s executive director, Jim Zieba has informed the IOA’s Board of Trustees of his intention to retire following the conclusion of Indiana's 2023 legislative session. "I love the job, the people, and Optometry’s issues," Zieba said. "In fact, I wasn’t looking for a job when I interviewed for the position, but it was the uniform sincerity and warmth of Optometrists I met during the interviewing process that caused me to want the position." Zieba had interviewed for the position only as a favor to the previous executive director. "The IOA is currently in a great place for a transition of leadership," Zieba said. "Membership is high and stable, the finances are strong, and Indiana Optometrists enjoy one of the best scopes of practice in the world."
Zieba plans to pursue personal interests upon retirement, which include travel, hiking, and history. "I’ve always been a bit of an adventurer and would like to roam the world while still physically able to go to remote and unique locations."
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