October 19, 2017

Bio

Alan M. Cregg is the Executive Director of Vision Coalition Massachusetts. In this role, Alan leverages his diverse career experience in advertising, communication, real estate, law, and non-profit organizations to remove poor vision as an impediment to literacy, education, and a better way of life for the citizens of Massachusetts.

Alan's path toward Executive Director of the Organization brings him full-circle in his career. On, February 7, 1977, as an undergraduate student at Yale University and a member of the hockey team, he was hit in the eye by an opponent's hockey stick. The blow from the stick caused a rupture resulting in the loss of most of the vision in his right eye. Alan graduated from Yale a few months later, and continued to pursue a career in advertising; but his own personal experience with eye safety would continue to impact and shape his career in the years to come.

Over the years, Alan became a successful advertising executive, working with some of the world's largest and most-recognizable names in consumer products at Ogilvy & Mather, one of the world's largest Ad agencies. A few years later, he made a career change, graduating from Duke University School of Law and working as a corporate lawyer with a few Boston firms, before joining his father at Cregg & Cregg.

In 2000, Alan was offered the opportunity to add yet another experience to his career. As Executive Director of the Vision Coalition Massachusetts (formerly known as Prevent Blindness Massachusetts), Alan leverages his experience in marketing, advertising, business, and law-but he also works to champion a cause that is extremely personal to him: helping people maximize their vision potential.





VISION COALITION MASSACHUSETTS
P.O. Box 4218
Andover, MA 01810


Vision Coalition, Inc., doing business as Vision Coalition Massachusetts and formerly Prevent Blindness Massachusetts, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization leading people to better vision since 1965.