New HR executive peer advisory group launched in San Diego by Vistage Chair Don Phin

San Diego, CA (April 13, 2016)—Don Phin, well known attorney, speaker and HR expert has launched the first HR executive peer advisory group with VistageThis represents a unique opportunity for these HR executives and their companies, many of whom are already Vistage members. As one of more than 500 Vistage Chairs in the US – and running the only HR specific Vistage group in the country – Phin will help his group members get results using a proprietary issue processing method to tackle their most challenging business questions. More than 45,000 executives, business owners and CEOs around the world rely on local area groups to get the most out of their businesses and careers.

Phin said, “I am bringing together a new group of HR leaders – from diverse industries ranging from healthcare to global agriculture – who are making a difference not only in their own organizations but in the community at large. These are HR leaders who aspire to support their companies through innovative thinking, and to expand their leadership and lives by discovering and learning with one another.”

For many years HR executives have talked about “getting a seat at the table.” According to Don, the Vistage opportunity brings that table right to them. They will get access to the same speakers, resources and practices the CEOs do.

Don has been an employment lawyer since 1983.He has presented to Vistage CEO groups more than 350 times on great HR practices and emotional intelligence. He is also a popular speaker to HR groups on strategic HR practices and the future of the workforce. In 2014 Don sold his company HRThatWorks, to ThinkHR where he was VP for two years. Now he is focused on bringing the Vistage opportunity to qualified HR executives.

To find out more about Don’s new HR peer advisory group, and how to join, contact him at (619) 852-4580 or

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