John Grubbs launches first Vistage Advisory Board for Chief Executives in Tyler/Longview, Texas

San Diego, March 1, 2018— Vistage Chair John Grubbs has launched the first Vistage Chief Executive group in Northeast Texas. The new Vistage group members will meet monthly to learn from Vistage Speakers, discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to address their biggest opportunities and challenges. Grubbs is part of a community of more than 900 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which are comprised of more than 45,000 members in 35 countries.

Vistage Business Development Partner, Murthy Kalkura applauded John by saying: “Pioneers are truly game changers; here is John, pioneering a Chief Executive group in Northeast Texas. There was never a doubt in my mind when I met him that John would be successful. He is a very keen listener and a humble person. Congratulations, John! Your members and the Vistage community are fortunate to have you.”

John has 24 years of leadership experience and is the CEO and founder of a company that specializes in executive coaching, training, and consulting. As a best-selling author, his most recent works include: “Surviving the Talent Exodus: Navigate the Perfect Storm for Generational Change in the Workplace,” “Leadership among Idiots: A Survival Guide for the Rest of Us,” and “Leading the Lazy: Get the Most from Today’s Workforce.” He has published other books and numerous magazine articles and is a member of several national and international associations. After serving in the U.S. Army Infantry, John completed undergraduate degrees in both safety and engineering. He also earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus on organizational leadership from LeTourneau University.

Said Grubbs, “I am really excited about the Founding Members we have assembled for this Vistage CE Group. Lives are going to be changed and the ripple effects into the Northeast Texas community will be far-reaching.”

To discover if you may be a good fit for John’s Vistage group, contact him at for membership consideration.

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