Julie Nimmons Launches New Vistage Group in the St. Louis Market

San Diego, January 30, 2012 – Vistage Chair Julie Nimmons has recently launched a new Chief Executive group in St. Louis, MO metro area. The Chief Executive Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help in critical situations. Nimmons joins nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 15,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Chair Al Stuempel applauded Nimmon’s success, “I knew from the get-go that Julie had the wisdom and skills to succeed as a Chair. And, she knew that it was going to take hours of hard/smart effort to launch a new group. Hats off to Julie and congratulations to her members.”

Julie is the former President and CEO of Schutt Sports. During the more than twenty-five years with Schutt, she served in a variety of positions, leading the transformation from a small sporting goods manufacturer to a team sports equipment powerhouse. During her tenure as President and CEO, revenues grew by a factor of sixteen, facilities were significantly expanded, employment grew from 30 to over 400, and ten design and utility patents were issued. In 2005, Julie negotiated the sale of her company to Gridiron Capital, a private equity firm. Nimmons received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University, where she served on the Board of Trustees. Additionally, Julie has received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Eastern.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International , headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading chief executive organization, serving more than 15,000 members in 15 countries.  Vistage member CEOs 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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