Bently Goodwin Launches New Vistage Group in the Memphis Market

San Diego, November 13, 2013— Vistage Chair Bently Goodwin has recently launched a new chief executive group in Memphis, TN. The new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Shapiro is part of a community of more than 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 17,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Best Practice Chair Linda Gabbard applauded his success: “Bently has done a fantastic job building his first group to 16 members with great retention, starting and filling a Key Group in partnership with Bob Moore, and now collaborating with his DELTA marketing team to launch his second group only 4 months after making the commitment in July!  While doing all of this, he has focused on his own development and skills in Chairing, and these new members are fortunate to have him as their Chair.  It’s a pleasure to welcome them to the growing Vistage community in Memphis!  Congratulations Bently!”

Bently Goodwin brings over 25 years of diverse executive experience, including 10 years as a CEO, to his role as Chair for Vistage International.  After 10 years as CEO of his own company, Bently was recruited by Vistage to lead a new group of CEOs in the greater Memphis area.  His efforts have met with broad success, amassing 25 members with combined revenues exceeding $600 million and combined employment exceeding 1,500 FTE’s. He now Chairs two CE groups and a Key group as part of his emerging Chair practice.

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