TAMPA, Fla. (March 12, 2018) – Lorna Taylor, President and CEO of Premier Eye Care and one of the area’s most prominent business leaders, was honored with the 2018 Leadership Award by Working Women of Tampa Bay at its International Women’s Day Lunch on March 2.
The award, presented annually at the luncheon, recognizes Tampa Bay area women who excel in their careers and make a significant difference in the community.
Under Taylor’s leadership, Tampa-based Premier Eye Care has become a national leader in managed eye care and technology-based solutions. The company is celebrated for its corporate culture, making a commitment to diversity at every level of leadership, paying a living wage, and providing gender pay equity.
Premier has a 4 percent turnover rate, significantly lower than the 35 percent industry average, and has been ranked nationally as one of the 75 “Best Places to Work for Millennials” by the Center for Generational Kinetics. The company has also ranked as one of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” by Florida Trend for five consecutive years, and as one of the state’s fastest-growing companies by the Florida Business Journals.
“Lorna exemplifies the qualities a leader in today’s world should have, and sets an excellent example for working women everywhere,” said Jessica Rivelli, founder of Working Women Tampa Bay. “We are proud to recognize her contributions both professionally and personally.”
Personally, Taylor is involved in a wide variety of community and nonprofit causes. She serves on the boards of The Dalí Museum, Preserve Vision Florida, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Foundation, University of Tampa Board of Trustees, Arts Conservatory for Teens, and Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts.
Taylor was named a winner in the Health & Wellness category of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year awards, while also receiving Angie’s Award for exemplifying a commitment to community service. Among her other awards: Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida; the Light of Sight Award from the Lion’s Eye Institute Foundation, and the Jan Roberts Sustainability Leadership Award from the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay. She has been a Florida finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and received the Tampa Bay Ethics Award from the University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics.
Working Women of Tampa Bay is the largest women’s networking organization in the Tampa Bay area, with more than 600 entrepreneurial and professional women as members. Past honorees of the Leadership Award include Julie Weintraub, VP of Gold & Diamond Source; Jane Castor, retired Tampa Police Chief; Pam Iorio, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters and former Tampa Mayor; Lisa Brock, owner of Brock Communications; and Lissette Campos, host of ABC Action News’ Positively Tampa Bay show.
About Premier Eye Care: Founded in 1994, Premier Eye Care is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with offices in Boca Raton, Florida and Honolulu, Hawaii. Premier is recognized by its partners as being the national leader in providing quality, innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eye care. For more information, visit http://www.premiereyecare.net/.