Houston’s Newest Small Business Group Launched This Month by Vistage Chair Arturo Lopez

San Diego, October 2, 2014— Vistage Regional Executive Brant Houston recently announced that Chair Arturo Lopez has launched a new small business group in the Houston market. Lopez is part of a community of 13 local Chairs, and more than 400 worldwide, whose groups of CEOs, executives, and business owners meet monthly to process pressing business issues and opportunities. In his new group, Lopez will lead the discussion while holding members accountable for following through and taking action. More than 500 Houston-area executives, business owners and CEOs – as well as 21,000 members around the world – rely on Vistage Private Advisory Boards to get the most out of their businesses.

Vistage Regional Executive Brant Houston applauded his success: “Arturo Lopez has worked enthusiastically and tirelessly building his first group. I am thrilled that another group of business owners and CEOs in Houston will have the opportunity to create extraordinary value for themselves, their companies, their employees, and their families as a result of Arturo’s leadership! Please join me in congratulating him. Congratulations, Arturo!”

Arturo G. Lopez serves as founder and chief executive officer of AGLH, managing a vast portfolio of private and family-owned businesses. Inc. Magazine and Capital One selected Lopez as the “Spotlight” for small business. He was selected by his industry peers as one of Houston’s Top 30 Under 30, and was selected by Latino Leader’s Magazine as a “Leader of the Future.” Lopez is a board member on the Lupus Foundation and is the Houston President of the Tulane Alumni Business Association. He and his wife Elena have been featured as one of Health, Fitness, and Sports Magazine’s “Charity Angels.” He graduated cum laude on the dean’s list with a Master of International Business from the University of St. Thomas Center of Excellence in 2007. He also completed the Certified Financial Planner Program at Rice University in 2010 and holds a Master of Finance from Tulane University, 2012.

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