Gary Kitchen Launches New Vistage Group in Birmingham Market

San Diego, February 10, 2014— Vistage Chair Gary Kitchen has recently launched his second chief executive group in the Birmingham, AL market. The new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Kitchen is part of a community of more than 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 21,000 members in 15 countries.

Gary Kitchen is a seasoned CEO with over three decades of business-turnaround and crisis management experience, in a broad range of industries, overcoming challenges experienced during startup, growth and downturn accompanied by the ever-present external and internal generated crises. He is a steady hand who understands and embraces the turmoil of managing effectively during these most critical times. In his last crisis assignment, he grew a floundering marketing and logistics franchising startup in the commercial furniture industry from nine locations in the southeastern U.S. to more than 180 locations nationwide and became the largest franchisor in the history of the industry. Kitchen holds a B.S. degree from Ohio University, an M.B.A. from Marshal University and is a CPA.

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