New Vistage Private Advisory Board in New York City to be Chaired by August J. Ceradini Jr.

San Diego, September 24, 2014— Vistage Chair August J. Ceradini Jr. has recently launched a new chief executive group in the New York City market. The new Vistage members, joining a community of more than 525 local members and 21 Chairs, will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Ceradini is part of a community of more than 400 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 21,000 members in 20 countries.

Vistage Best Practice Chair Bob Duncan applauded his success: “August J. Ceradini Jr. is a true professional who will make an exceptional Chair. I have had the privilege of working with August as his Best Practice Chair over the last few months and have experienced his wisdom, experience and passion for the Vistage mission. August brings so much to the table. His members are in for a great ride. I wish August a long and successful journey as a Vistage Chair.”

August J. Ceradini Jr. is a President, Founder and Partner in a number of entrepreneurial ventures including Universal Brand Management Group an international licensing business for food and beverage establishments, a Casino Cruise Company and New York Cruise Lines (Owner of Circle Line and World Yacht Cruises). He also has been an advisor to global Hedge funds and Private Equity firms where he oversaw hospitality projects and raised debt and equity for deals. Ceradini has a B.S. in Food Science Management & Nutrition from Pratt Institute in New York and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Culinary Institute of America.

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