Gary Kitchen Launches New Vistage Group in the Birmingham Market

San Diego, October 23, 2012 –  Vistage Chair Gary Kitchen has recently launched a new Chief Executive Group in the Birmingham area. The Vistage Group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Kitchen joins nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 16,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Best Practice Chair Linda Gabbard applauded his success: “Gary has worked with tremendous focus and determination to form his group quickly, and his twelve founding members are sure to reap the benefits of this effort! It is a great pleasure to welcome Gary and his new Birmingham members to our Vistage community!”

Gary Kitchen is a seasoned CEO with more than three decades of business-turnaround and crisis management experience in a broad range of industries. He has overcome startup challenges, growth and downturn accompanied by the ever-present external and internal generated crises. He leads with a steady hand and understands- even 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 Southeast US to more than 180 locations nationwide. It later became the largest franchisor in the history of the industry. Kitchen holds a BS from Ohio University, a MBA from Marshal University and is a CPA.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International, headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading peer advisory membership organization, serving more than 16,000 CEOs and senior executives in 15 countries. Vistage members participate in Chair-led advisory board peer groups, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and interact among a global network of CEOs representing a broad range of industries. Its renowned Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been tracking CEO confidence and main street business issues since 2003.  

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