IOA chooses new executive director

Indiana OPTOMETRY's Board of Trustees has announced that Tabitha Arnett, BSPH, MSEd, CAE will become executive director of the Indiana Optometric Association on June 15, 2023.  

Tabitha currently serves as the executive director of the Indiana Osteopathic Association. With more than 20 years experience in association management, she has served as executive director of the Indiana Psychological Association and director of professional development with the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance. 

Tabitha is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and has served on multiple association boards. Prior to entering the association management arena, Arnett spent six years in higher education at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis including positions as an academic advisor, admissions counselor and assistant director of the university’s honors program.

Arnett will replace Jim Zieba, who is retiring after 17 years as IOA's executive director.

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