Joan O. Wright selected as first female Vistage Chair in Charlotte, NC

San Diego, January 26, 2015— Vistage Chair Joan O. Wright has been selected as the first female Chair to serve the Charlotte, NC community, and the second in the state of North Carolina. Wright is in the process of launching her first private advisory group for CEOs, executives and business owners in Charlotte. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Wright is part of a community of more than 400 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 22,000 members in 20 countries.

“Charlotte is positioned to grow exponentially in the next 5 to 10 years,” says Wright. “The potential for this city’s finance, energy, aerospace, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing companies is reachable if executives can realize their potential. Vistage is in a unique position to support that potential through the concept of peer advisory.”

An international speaker and leadership consultant, Joan Wright is President of O’Sullivan Wright, Inc. an organizational strategies firm founded in 2000. Her broad understanding of individual leadership and organizational development comes from 25 years in Human Resources Management roles with Wachovia (Wells Fargo), Philip Morris, Citicorp, and GE Capital. Her Master’s Degree in Social Work enables her to help leaders understand important self-awareness issues and individual development, while her many key HR roles with leading corporations gives her the necessary business experience for supporting results-oriented organizational change. As a Master Certified Coach combined with being one of an elite group of 80 Kolbe Copper Circle Consultants in the world, Joan brings unmatched leadership insights and skill-building best practices to clients in four continents.

For more information about joining Joan’s peer advisory group, please email Darcy Wylde at

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