Barbara Shannon launches Vistage Private Advisory Board for chief executives in San Francisco

San Diego, December 11, 2014— Vistage Chair Barbara Shannon has recently launched a new chief executive group in the San Francisco market. The new Vistage members, joining a community of more than 200 local members and nine Chairs, will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Shannon is part of a community of more than 400 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 21,000 members in 20 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Craig Stevenson applauded her success: “A huge congratulations to Barbara Shannon, the newest addition to the San Francisco Bay Area Chair community. Barbara has worked tirelessly on meeting the goal she set out for herself which was to launch her CE group of well-selected members before the end of December. Barbara accomplished that goal and then some – she has chosen a strong core of charter members that will enable her to drive to a high performing group in a short amount of time thereby attracting even more talented CEOs in the near future. We are looking for great things coming from Barbara over the next few years. Welcome to the Vistage community in the San Francisco Bay Area!”

Barbara Shannon is president of TSG The Shannon Group, Inc. She consults for executives on change management and leadership development. She is a nine-year veteran of Deloitte Consulting where she coached senior executives and led large-scale enterprise engagements for the Human Capital Practice. Shannon is a guest lecturer at the Wharton School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where she is a member of the Wharton Center for Leadership and Change.

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