Daron Shepard launches newest Vistage CEO group in Fairfield County, CT

San Diego, February 18, 2015— Vistage Chair Daron Shepard recently launched a new chief executive group focused on helping members evaluate opportunities, gain new perspectives and discover a renewed sense of direction. This is the 12th group to join the Fairfield County, CT business community, which counts more than 120 local business leaders as its members. Shepard is part of a larger community comprised of more than 400 Chairs and 21,000 members in 20 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Lee Peters applauded his success: “Congrats, Daron, on the launch of your group! You have demonstrated a high level of tenacity and leadership in assembling your group. I am glad you are part of the community and looking forward to the positive contributions you will continue to make. The journey has only just begun and I am looking forward to this group filled and the start of group #2!”

Daron Shepard has a varied and deep portfolio, holding positions at Penn State University, Chemical Bank and PepsiCo as well as launching, owning, leading and selling startups in the health and wellness, counseling and coaching, real estate and fabricare industry. Shepard has a BA in Political Science from Bucknell University and an MA in Community Counseling from Fairfield University.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc. Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members -- [mbr-count] strong in more than [cntry-count] countries -- gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at three times the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2015 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at vistage.com. Media Contact Katie McWeeney | Vistage 858.523.6875 | katie.mcweeney@vistage.com