From U.S. Shoe to MESVision, Lisa Asberry has carved a unique and rewarding 25-year career with Luxottica
What was your first job at Luxottica?
You might be surprised to find out that with 22 years of EyeMed tenure, I actually started out as a General Manager in Training with LensCrafters in 1995.
Tell us a little bit about your journey at Luxottica.
I was enticed by a friend, as well as the LensCrafters culture, to apply for the General Manager in Training job at LensCrafters. In fact, I interviewed with U,S. Shoe. I was offered the position and my first day on the job was the day the merger was completed with Luxottica. In 1998, I took a new role with LensCrafters Vision Care Management Systems (we weren’t EyeMed yet) doing Group Directed Care training for LensCrafters store teams. At the time, EyeMed was on the cusp of breaking into the managed vision care industry and I was excited to help drive their business. Fast forward to 2020, and here I am still loving my work with EyeMed.
What do you do at EyeMed now?
I’m director of account management in Costa Mesa, CA. Today, I’m part of the EyeMed leadership team that’s transitioning MES Vision into EyeMed, in addition to managing my own client book of business.
What is your favorite thing about working at EyeMed?
The people. I have developed many lasting friendships over the years. I have had the pleasure to work with the industry’s best. I value the friendships I’ve made which make my job easy and fun.
What advice would you give to a new member of the EyeMed team?
Make friends and learn the nuances of the various departments that make up EyeMed. We are a small but mighty team and working together is the secret to our success.
What EyeMed characteristic do you identify with the most?
Compassionate. We don’t have hard jobs, just hard days sometimes. How we treat each other reflects in our overall success.
What inspires you every day?
Knowing that I’m creating a path for my team’s success.
EyeMed’s best-kept secret is…
EyeMed is a family and we hold each other up.
What was one job that helped shape your work ethic today?
I worked for Sears during high school where I learned the importance of good leadership. If your team believes in you and your vision, they will do what’s necessary to get the job done.
My favorite podcast is…
The Michelle Obama podcast.
Outside of work, I’m known for…
Art collecting, travel, wine and scotch tasting and jazz.