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25 October 2018

The Optical Society Announces 2018 OSA Treasurer’s Award Recipient

Naomi Chávez Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to OSA’s Meetings Portfolio 

WASHINGTON — The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, announced today that Naomi Chávez, senior director, technical program and community engagement for OSA has been awarded the 2018 OSA Treasurer’s Award.


Chávez has been recognized for outstanding and innovative leadership of OSA’s meeting and conference portfolio, on a continued and sustained basis. She was presented with the award on 16 September,  2018, at the Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) Awards Ceremony and Reception in Washington, DC. 

“Naomi’s skill, intelligence and experience have been critical resources in the growth of OSA’s meetings portfolio,” said CEO Elizabeth Rogan.  “She’s proven to be an effect partner with OSA’s many volunteers and leadership, though her support of current and emerging technical areas. We are proud and appreciative of her many accomplishments.”

“The OSA Treasurers Award recognizes talented and dedicated staff.  Naomi Chávez has been essential in developing and ensuring our meetings program stays relevant and serves our community,” said OSA Treasurer George Bayz.

Established in 2016, the OSA Treasurer's Award recognizes an OSA staff member who makes significant contributions to organizational excellence, promotes and enacts innovative solutions or exemplifies inspirational leadership. Candidates are nominated by OSA members and staff.

About FiO + LS
Frontiers in Optics is The Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting and held together with Laser Science, a meeting sponsored by the American Physical Society’s Division of Laser Science (DLS). The two meetings unite the OSA and APS communities for five days of quality, cutting-edge presentations, in-demand invited speakers and a variety of special events spanning a broad range of topics in optics and photonics—the science of light—across the disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry. The exhibit floor will feature leading optics companies, technology products and programs. More information at:  

About The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit