M. Larry Edwards Launches New Vistage Group in Oklahoma City Market

San Diego, July 2, 2014— Vistage Chair M. Larry Edwards has recently launched a new chief executive group in Oklahoma City, OK. The new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Edwards is part of a community of more than 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 22,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Dave Bartel applauded his success: “Larry continued to “show up” when many people would have thrown the towel in. He faced many negative events while building his group, both personal and business and yet it was obvious that he felt Vistage was right for him. Being the first Chair in Oklahoma City in many years, Larry had to not only educate people about Vistage, but they had to believe in him that he is here to make it work. Larry proved to us that launching a group is not only about Vistage, but that the people in your community believe in you. Thank you Larry for bringing the Vistage experience back into Oklahoma!”

M. Larry Edwards is a visionary entrepreneur and technology developer who has accumulated over 40 years of business experience in the U.S. and abroad. Recognized as a leader in economic diplomacy, he is a noted authority and speaker on issues of global trade and development – particularly with regards to emerging economies. His understanding of the global market and technological vision have brought about significant breakthroughs in the lighting and energy fields. Today, he serves as Chairman and CEO of Æon Group, a group of companies that engage in engineering, utilities, software, and research on an international scale.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc. Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members -- [mbr-count] strong in more than [cntry-count] countries -- gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at three times the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2015 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at vistage.com. Media Contact Katie McWeeney | Vistage 858.523.6875 | katie.mcweeney@vistage.com