Michael Stensaas and Julie Colbrese Launch New Vistage Group in the Chicago Market

San Diego, October 17, 2011 – Vistage Chairs Michael Stensaas and Julie Colbrese have recently launched a new Key Executive group in Chicago. The Key Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help in critical situations. Stensaas and Colbrese join nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 15,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Senior Vice President Larry Hawks applauded their success: “I am excited at how Mike and Julie collaborated in a short time to build a great new Key Executive Group. They had a shared vision and worked well together in this effort. I know their members will benefit from their strong leadership in the journey ahead.”

Michael was CEO of Sauk Steel Company, CFO of Quantum Visual Merchandising, and Principal of MLS, Ltd before becoming a Vistage Chair in 2000. Michael received his MBA from Harvard, and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Prior to becoming a Vistage Chair and certified co-active coach, Julie spent 20 years as a creative leader/owner of an internationally recognized integrated marketing services firm. Julie is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Chicago Coach Federation (CCF).

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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