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2019 District/Maryland/Virginia Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Bethesda

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.



Change is happening faster than ever.
Make sure you have every advantage.

In our fast-paced world of high-speed technology, few businesses can afford a lax approach to change. High-performing companies are quick, nimble and ready to pounce. They incorporate progressive practices, the latest resources and timely information. They can see around the curves and past their blind spots. They’re not the followers. They are the pacesetters.

And they do not get there on their own.

Join your greater Vistage family and peers to rev up the energy
and kick up your drive at this year’s Vistage Executive Summit.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?

A powerful event that brings together your peers and Chairs from across the region for a day of learning, inspiration and connection. It’s a day designed to put you on the fast track to more effective leadership, increased performance and better results.

You can count on:

You’ll come away with keen insights, broadened perspectives, practical tips to implement immediately, and mind racing possibilities.


Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Event Speakers

Breakout sessions

Morning Session | Industry trends for government contractors: See how your company is performing against the competition

Location/Time: | 7:45 - 8:45 AM

Presenter: Rich Wilkinson, Director of Solutions Engineering, Unanet

To help government contractors plan and strategize, CohnReznick and Unanet partnered to produce The GAUGE Report. The content is broken down into 5 sections: Government Contract Compliance, Accounting, Utilization, Growth, and Efficiencies. The information presented will be actionable and will help drive business efficiencies. After attending this session you will know:

  • If your overhead, fringe, G&A, MSH, and wrap rates are competitive?
  • What audits your peers are experiencing and what you can expect in the future.
  • If you have the right number of headcount in your accounting, business development, contracts, project controls, compliance, IT, and legal departments?

Morning Session | The OKR Framework - Is this Performance Management System Right for You?

Location/Time: | 7:45 - 8:45 AM

Presenter: Alex P. Bartholomaus, President and CEO, People Stretch Solutions

How to leverage OKRs in your business to help push down performance management down to the front line employee to help the company create visibility on what matters and give a framework on how measuring success. Leave with:

  • Plan with more rigor around focusing on less have a process to rationalize priorities
  • Get leadership team more aligned and accountable than in the past
  • Make collaborative decisions with teams on what is best for the company
  • Reinforce critical tactics that contribute to your employees engagement

    Morning Session | Understanding Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

    Location/Time: | 7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Presenter: Nathan Perkins - Managing Director, CSG Partners

    ESOPs are tax-efficient, liquidity alternatives for privately-held companies. We'll cover the key practical and strategic concepts behind these transactions, review critical tax implications (corporate & personal), and demystify the notion of an employee trust. Learn how ESOPs can be an effective tool for business owners seeking equity monetization, tax efficiency and enhanced employee benefits, but who are also concerned about their legacies, business continuity, and estate planning.


    Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Construction Network

    Location/Time: | 7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Join local construction leaders for a morning networking discussion on the changes and innovations that will most strongly impact the industry, from evolving technology to new workforce and staffing resources. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome.

    Start the conversation now: Join the Construction Network.


    Morning Session | Meet the community networking session hosted by Vistage Networks

    Location/Time: | 7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Start your morning creating valuable connections and gleaning insights from local business leaders. You’ll discuss a variety of pressing business topics in a fast-moving discussion with peers who speak your language. This is an opportunity to quickly solve challenges and expand your network. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome.

    Start the conversation now: Join Networks.


    Afternoon Session | Talent optimization: A new discipline for solving your people problems

    Location/Time: | 12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Presenter: Steve Picarde, President, PI Midlantic

    If an organization isn’t achieving its desired business results, the “why” boils down to this: They have a people problem. Join us for a lively session about how to align business strategy and people strategy by leveraging psychometrics. You’ll be able to bring back these creative solutions to support your teams and help your businesses thrive.





    National Provider


    Hyatt Regency Bethesda
    7400 Wisconsin Ave.
    Bethesda, MD
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