Jason Spessard, CAE
Jason Spessard directs the financial and administrative functions of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research. Founded in 1928, ARVO represents over 12,000 researchers dedicated to understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research exists to provide ongoing support for innovative and novel vision research, particularly work with translational impact that fosters collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists. Prior to joining ARVO, he worked as an outsourced CFO with the firm, CliftonLarsonAllen, where he served associations, foundations, and other public service organizations. Mr. Spessard is a CAE and has served on several ASAE committees. He is a past chair of the Finance and Business Operations Council. He previously served as the Treasurer on the board of 501cTECH, a provider of technology services to nonprofit organizations in the DC-metro area.