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Shopko Optical Reinforces Leadership with New Hire

March 12, 2020

Susan Buckna joins as general counsel

GREEN BAY, Wis. – As Shopko Optical continues to grow its leadership team, it is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Buckna as general counsel. Buckna joins the team with almost 30 years of legal expertise in corporate legal and regulatory matters including healthcare operations, employment, information technology, intellectual property and corporate governance.

“I am thrilled Susan has chosen to join the Shopko Optical team,” said Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical CEO. “With experience in both the retail and healthcare sectors, she is a steadfast business and legal partner who will be instrumental in supporting and advocating for the company’s growth.”

Prior to joining Shopko Optical, Buckna served as vice president, associate general counsel and senior corporate counsel with Shopko Stores. While there, she oversaw retail healthcare compliance, contract negotiations, employment and intellectual matters, and fair-trade practices regarding advertising, unfair competition, and fair dealership law.

Buckna received her Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School, graduating magna cum laude in the top 5% of her class.

Shopko Optical continues its expansion by opening 35 new centers in 2020. For information on Shopko Optical careers and current open positions, visit the Shopko Optical website.


About Shopko Optical
Shopko Optical, which formerly operated under Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC, is the trade name of Shoptikal LLC, an affiliate of Monarch Alternative Capital LP. For more than 40 years, Shopko Optical has provided excellent patient-centric care and high-quality eyewear through its dedicated team of nearly 700 optometrists (independent doctors of optometry in IA, ID, MT, SD and WA) and opticians. Shopko Optical expects to open 80 locations in 2019 with further growth expected in 2020 and beyond. For more information, visit Shopko.com.

About Monarch Alternative Capital LP
Monarch Alternative Capital LP is a private investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management across various investment vehicles. Monarch was founded in 2002 and focuses primarily on opportunistic investing across distressed debt, special situations equity and real estate. The firm’s headquarters is located in New York, with a subsidiary office in London.

For More Information, Contact:
Chloe Albrecht
Public Relations Manager, Element
Phone: (920) 702-1245
Email: chloe@goelement.com


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