TAMPA, Fla. – Prominent business and community leader Rhea F. Law, Of Counsel for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, is joining the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research Board of Directors. In this position, Law will work with the executive team and fellow board members to shape strategy, guide policy and usher in new opportunities for growth.
“I am so pleased and honored Rhea is bringing her business acumen and community leadership to our organization. She is a strategic and powerful force,” said Jason Woody, CEO of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research. “Lions Eye Institute is a global non-profit expanding to serve more, and I know Rhea’s experience and expertise will help us make the best decisions to do the most good.”
Law is active in corporate, public policy, civic and charitable work, holding leadership positions with many Florida-based companies. Law is the Chair of the University of South Florida Health Professions Conferencing Corporation, the Chair of the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers and serves on the Board of Trustees of Stetson University. She serves on the Board of Directors of Tampa Electric Company, as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute National Board of Advisors.
“I think about the impact I can make and the people that will benefit when I take a board position, and I knew that the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research would bring me both personal and professional satisfaction,” said Law. “The organization provides services in our community and around the globe that drastically improve and significantly enhance people’s lives. It’s important work, and I’m thrilled to join the board.”
Law is serving a two-year appointment to the board.
About the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR)
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research is a non-profit organization that is a global resource for providing the gift of sight through research, charitable projects, distribution and tissue recovery services. Our mission is to set new standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired. LEITR’s Eye Bank, located in Tampa, Fla., is one of the largest combined eye bank and ocular research centers in the world. Since its inception 45 years ago, LEITR has brought the “Gift of Sight” to more than 140,000 men, women and children worldwide. For more information, visit www.LionsEyeInstitute.org.