Vistage Welcomes Leigh Hooker as EVP U.S. Operations

San Diego, August 13, 2015 – Vistage Worldwide, a global organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, has named Leigh Hooker as Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations. In this role, Leigh will be responsible for the overall strategy, leadership and alignment of the Vistage value chain from Chair acquisition through member acquisition and retention.

Leon Shapiro, Chief Executive Office for Vistage said, “We are excited to welcome Leigh into this new role at Vistage. She brings a depth of experience and understands the principles that motivate, inspire and influence business leaders and drive growth.”

Prior to joining Vistage, Leigh served as Chief Operations Officer for MHI Global, where she lead all key operating areas of the business and built a global distribution partner and independent consultant network of over 900 worldwide. Additionally, she served an instrumental role in growing business over 210 percent through organic growth and the acquisition and integration of five organizations.

Leigh joined MHI Global in 2003 from Shell Oil Company. During her tenure with Shell, she held roles of increasing responsibility including territory sales, sales management, strategic planning and head of business development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in political science and a minor in economic theory from Texas A&M University.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage Worldwide members get results. Founded in 1957, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory groups for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. An exclusive community of more than 21,000 business leaders across a broad array of industries in 16 countries, Vistage provides powerful networking opportunities and allows members to tap into different perspectives to solve difficult challenges, evaluate opportunities and develop effective strategies for better professional and business performance. Vistage groups are facilitated by successful independent leaders who provide valuable professional insight, executive coaching and corporate training based on their own extraordinary achievements. Vistage: Leading executives to achieve more than they ever imagined possible. Visit vistage.com for more details.

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