JMI Optical Group
The Jobson Medical Information (JMI) Optical Group is a premier integrated healthcare information and communication services provider which includes publications like Review of Optometry®, Review of Ophthalmology®, VisionMonday®, 20/20 Magazine®, LabTalk® and others, and is well known for its deep understanding of the needs of eyecare professionals.
The Jobson Optical Group reaches the global optical market comprised of opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, technicians, wholesalers, laboratories, manufacturers and retailers. From cutting edge industry news and analysis to new products and fashion trends, the Optical Group is the leading source for information and marketing for the worldwide ophthalmic community.
Our executives include:
Chief Executive Officer
JMI Information Services Division
Marc is CEO of JMI's Information Services Group which includes JMI's Optical Group, U.S. Pharmacist, and Medical Intelligence Solutions, LLC. Marc joined JMI in 1989, when it was Jobson Publishing, and has taken on many key positions in the company. After successfully launching 20/20 Europe in 1989, Marc was named editor-in-chief of 20/20 and in 1994, advanced to publisher of the magazine. Marc's forward-thinking ideas and his knowledge of new industry trends enabled him to spearhead one of the optical industry's initial ventures in web-related initiatives, launching Sightstreet and then managing VisionWeb, the industry's leading wholesale portal.
Marc has served as president of JMI's worldwide Optical Group since 2005, with wide-ranging responsibilities including 20/20, Frames Data, Vision Monday, Review of Optometry, Review of Ophthalmology, Jobson Research, Jobson Internet Solutions and Jobson's international business in Europe, Latin America and Asia. His pioneering of global and web-related initiatives has proven to be a key driver in building Jobson Optical, reinforcing the group's leadership position in providing information to the optical industry.
JMI ECP Business Services Group
Bill has made a variety of contributions to the optical community regarding how industry news and information are delivered. As vice president, group publisher and head of research for JMI’s Optical Group, Bill served as the launch publisher of Vision Monday and 20/20 Europe, initiated the expansion of VMail and the creation of VMail Extra and guided the creation of the Vision Monday Global Leadership Conference.
Recently appointed to the position of president of JMI’s ECP Business Services (of which SightNation is a part), Bill continues to drive innovation and growth with breakthrough products and services that shape the delivery of information and services to the optical community.
Tina Pang Mayer
Senior Vice President of e-Products
Jobson Healthcare Information LLC
As senior vice president of e-Products of JMI's parent company, Jobson Healthcare Information LLC, Tina is responsible for the e-Strategy across multiple business units and works with many of JHI's pharmaceutical and biotech clients with online branding strategies. Tina keeps JHI and JMI on the forefront of electronic products and business with innovative and creative thinking. She fuses her extensive knowledge of healthcare professionals, caregivers, and patient’s online programming and combines it with vast marketing experience and product development expertise.
Senior Vice President/President, Professional Publications Group
Jobson Optical Group
Richard Bay joined Jobson in 1999 and serves as president of the Professional Publication Group of JMI, as well as being one of the company's senior vice presidents. He is publisher of the Review titles in optometry, ophthalmology, and contact lenses and also oversees Review's online products and conference group. Rick has more than 30 years experience in the publishing/communications business with companies such as Disney/ABC’s Consumer magazine division, Cahners-Reed Business and Chilton Publishing Co.
Senior Vice President/Editorial Director
Jobson Optical Group
Marge Axelrad has more than 20 years of experience working with the optical industry. She joined Jobson in 1988 as editor-in-chief of Vision Monday and is now the editorial director of both Vision Monday and 20/20.
Marge is a founding board member of the Optical Women's Association (OWA) and has been honored by the Accessories Council with its "Hall of Fame" award. She also currently serves on the Prevent Blindness America Marketing and Development Committee where she provides council and guidance in areas including strategic marketing, donor-centric fundraising, marketing sponsorship development and by fostering relationships with companies in the vision industry.
James J. Spina
Jobson Optical Group
In addition to being a vice president of Jobson Optical Group, James is editor-in-chief of 20/20 Magazine, the leading trade publication in the optical arena. His role echoes the mission statement of 20/20 since inception in 1974: A Publication dedicated to what everyone in the optical industry needs to SEE and KNOW.