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2019 San Antonio Vistage Executive Summit

Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST

Event Overview

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 our peers and Chairs from across your 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.

Event Speakers

Alex Chausovsky

Senior Analyst, ITR Economics

Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

Make the right decisions, at the right time. This engaging, informative presentation will provide ITR's views of what to expect from the economy in 2019 and beyond, covering such topics as industry and consumer trends, business-to-business activity, tax reform, trade, inflation, interest rates and more.

Learn a method by which your company can take advantage of its own data, to make better-informed decisions based on the economic environment. Using rate-of-change calculations, find out how to identify where you are in your business cycle, and which key leading indicators should guide your business strategy. Leave with:

  • Clear, practical, actionable advice based on the current economic environment.
  • Understanding of the impact of government policy on the economy.
  • Inflation and interest rate expectations.

Scott Mautz

Founder, Profound Performance

The leadership secret of today’s high-performing organizations

Perks, promotions and pay. These aren’t what motivates today’s workforce (increasingly influenced by Millennials/Gen Z). On the contrary, it’s meaning that motivates employees, and does so on a sustaining basis. Research shows, meaning-rich organizations get results like no other. This presentation from Scott Mautz will explore “The Markers of Meaning,” specific conditions you can foster to create meaning in and at work to feed learning and personal growth, inspire self-esteem, grant autonomy, and craft an environment of authenticity. Leave with practical tools you can put in practice immediately.

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

SMB CEO: Decisions, investments and priorities for 2019

While strong economic tailwinds continue to push the economy forward, there is growing concern the “good old days” might just be ending. In this presentation we’ll share the thoughts of more than 1500 Vistage CEOs. We’ll review their economic confidence for the year ahead, explore their key decisions and understand their top investments for 2019. We’ll look at their priorities and identify the key takeaways. Join Joe Galvin, chief research officer, as he shares the ongoing work of Vistage Research into the issues, topics and decisions of business optimization and leadership enhancement.


The Club at Sonterra

7:15 - 9:00 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Morning Sessions

8:30 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 9:30 AM
General Session | Networking Activity

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Joe Galvin SMB CEO: Decisions, investments and priorities for 2019

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 12:00 PM
Alex Chausovsky Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch | Afternoon Sessions

1:30 - 1:50 PM
Member Award Winners Spotlight

1:50 - 2:50 PM
Scott Mautz The leadership secret of today’s high-performing organizations

2:50 - 3:00 PM
Summary Remarks

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Breakout sessions

7:30 - 8:30 AM

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

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. Join Networks.

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Afternoon Session | Traction & the Entrepreneurial Operating System – Strengthen your business today!

Presenter: Jeff Bain, Lisa Blanton, Daniel Magill, Linda Ratner, EOS Implementers

Meet your San Antonio EOS Implementers available to help with EOS, The Entrepreneurial Operating System. Often known as TRACTION, EOS is the # 1 system being implemented by Vistage members worldwide. As of today, over 6000 companies have experienced more than 50,000 Sessions worldwide. Vision, Traction, Healthy sounds simple, but is rarely easy. This moderated session will provide hands on introduction to key tools used by Vistage members that are running their companies on EOS.

  • Learn about becoming strong in SIX key areas of business… Guaranteed
  • Learn how to get the Right People that fit your Culture
  • Learn how to get everyone in the Right Seat to create a true Accountable organization.
  • Learn how to pulse your business and make your decisions on good hard data.



The Club at Sonterra
901 E Sonterra Blvd.
San Antonio, TX
Get on the fast track to better decisions, quicker results and increased success.