R. Michael (Mike) Daley has been named as the chief executive officer of The Vision Council, effective Oct. 1. He replaces Ed Greene, who will retire after leading the organization for the past eight years. Daley, an optical industry veteran, began his career as an instructor with Ferris State University in 1975. After 34 years with Essilor, he retired in 2008 as the president and chief operating officer of the organization's Lens Division. Daley serves as a board member or in a leadership position for a number of optical organizations including Optometry Cares – the American Optometric Association Foundation, Prevent Blindness America, The Illinois College of Optometry board of trustees, and past chairman of The Vision Council.  In his current position, Daley serves as The Vision Council's optical laboratory division liaison, formerly the Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) - the organization's largest division.