Alan Blake, CEBT, CTBS has been promoted to President and CEO Alabama Eye Bank.
Blake, who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Eye Bank, has worked with the nonprofit for nearly 15 years. His responsibilities have ranged from overseeing the daily operations to ensuring compliance with federal, state and industry regulations.
"I am honored to take over the role as President and CEO of the Alabama Eye Bank," Blake said. "I'm grateful to Doyce Williams for his exemplary leadership over the past decades."
Blake earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 2001. Upon graduation, he began his career at the Alabama Eye Bank. He then moved to Illinois, where he worked for the Illinois Eye Bank until he re-joined the Alabama Eye Bank in 2004.
Blake is replacing Doyce Williams, current President and CEO of the Alabama Eye Bank since 1980. Williams will serve as Special Advisor to the President for two years. During Williams' tenure, the Alabama Eye Bank has ranked in the top 10 eye banks in the world for more than 20 years in tissue placed for transplant.
"I am thrilled that my colleague and friend, Alan Blake, will be replacing me as President and CEO of the Alabama Eye Bank," Williams said. "I am confident in his ability to lead this wonderful organization into the future."
Since 1969, the Alabama Eye Bank (AEB) has been collecting and distributing donating tissue for the purpose of providing sight to the visually impaired and blind. The AEB is federally regulated, licensed and accredited 501-C3 not-for-profit organization.