Orbis Mourns Death of Longtime Board Member, Bruce Whitman
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbis International is saddened to announce the passing of longtime Board Member, Bruce Whitman. Bruce passed away early Wednesday, October 10, with his family by his side.
Kevin McAllister, Chairman of the Orbis International Board, said, "It's with great sadness that I announce the passing of our friend and fellow Board Member, Bruce Whitman. Bruce has served as a Board Member for ten years and we are thankful for his outstanding leadership, friendship, guidance and wisdom. He will be greatly missed by the Orbis family, the aviation industry and his community. Bruce continuously upheld the Orbis Values of trust, accountability, caring, commitment and excellence. We are especially thankful for the passion he carried in his heart for Orbis and the fight against avoidable blindness."
Bruce was President, CEO and Chairman for FlightSafety International. Bruce joined FlightSafety International in 1961 as Assistant to the President after two years as Senior Executive Assistant with the National Business Aircraft Association. Later that year, he was elected Vice President and a Director of the company. In 1962, he was named Executive Vice President. He was promoted to CEO in 2003.
Orbis is a leading global non-governmental organization that has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for over 30 years. Orbis transforms lives by delivering the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care. Working in collaboration with local partners including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas. Orbis operates the world's only Flying Eye Hospital, a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft. To learn more, please visit orbis.org.
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