PentaVision’s Abby Markward Receives OWL Visionary Leader Award 

Contact: Thomas J. Wilson, President, PentaVision LLC • 267-492-5200

DOYLESTOWN, PA – November 2021 – Abigail Markward, Director of Business Development for PentaVision Live!, recently was honored with the 2021 Visionary Leader Award, presented by Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL). The Leadership award was presented at OWL’s Signature Event & Awards Ceremony held during the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership throughout their career and “paved the way for diversity in their field through significant achievement.”
“Abby’s many innovative concepts, as well as the leadership example she has established here at PentaVision, is without peer in our organization,” says Tom Wilson, President, PentaVision LLC. “Her impact on our company is visible throughout the ophthalmic industry, and there is no doubt her vision and personal energy has advanced connection to medical professionals. These qualities of leadership and vision have been present since she joined us in 2014 — this award is richly deserved, and we are very proud of the recognition she has earned.”
Ms. Markward, the immediate past president of OWL, has more than 20 years of experience in the ophthalmic industry where she has demonstrated excellence in advertising, marketing, public relations, content development, product management, and event planning. A member of OWL for nearly a decade, she has been instrumental in creating innovative, informational, and inspirational programs and digital events for the organization. Additionally, she has volunteered for SightLife, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating corneal blindness worldwide, since 2009.

In nominating her, a colleague emphasized, “I can think of few people in this industry with greater dedication to enhancing diversity, supporting others’ career paths, and a strong commitment to growing the OWL organization.”


About Ophthalmic World Leaders
OWL’s vision is to promote and develop diverse leadership to advance Ophthalmic Innovation and Patient Care. OWL works across Eye Care. It's mission is to provide professional and personal development and create opportunities for collaboration.

About PentaVision LLC
PentaVision LLC is the publishing leader in ophthalmology, optometry and opticianry. In addition to publishing six free-standing magazines, PentaVision produces live conferences and seminars (in-person and virtual), market research, subscription-based email newsletters, media/event websites, and sophisticated direct marketing programs that lead the eye care industry and set a standard for business-to-business marketing services providers.