Ronald L. Benner, O.D

Ronald L. Benner, O.D.

AOA Board of Trustees, 2015-2016

Ronald L. Benner, O.D., was elected to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees at the 118th Annual AOA Congress & 45th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's MeetingĀ® in June 2015.

As a member of the AOA Board, Dr. Benner is serves as board liaison to the AOA Sports Vision Section, as well as liaison trustee for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. His board liaison assignments include affiliate associations in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Oregon, as well as University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry and Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry.

Dr. Benner has served on the AOA-Political Action Committee (AOA-PAC) since 2006, serving as committee chair since 2010. Prior to his time with AOA-PAC, Dr. Benner has served on the Professional Relations, Nominating, Credentials, and Geriatrics Committees, and has been an AOA member since 1982.

A past president of the Montana Optometric Association (MOA), Dr. Benner has held numerous roles within the MOA, as well as within the Great Western Council of Optometry, serving as Board of Directors chair. Dr. Benner has been honored with the MOA Young Optometrist of the Year Award, MOA Distinguished Service Award and, twice, MOA Optometrist of the Year Award.

A graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Benner has been active in his community, serving in numerous civic and faith-based organizations.

Dr. Benner owns and operates a private practice clinic in Laurel, Montana, and is an adjunct faculty member at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.