Phil Akin Launches New Vistage Group in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa Market

San Diego, September 30, 2013 — Vistage Chair Phil Akin has recently launched a new chief executive group in the Cedar Valley area of Eastern Iowa. The Vistage Group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Akin joins nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 17,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Best Practice Chair and former ConAgra CEO Tony Lewis applauded Akin’s success. “Phil has the passion for delivering great value to his members through great leadership. A model Vistage Chair.”

Akin is an innovative and creative leader with a varied and deep portfolio. He has 33 years of experience as the CEO of four high-growth companies and was the marketing director for a Fortune 500 firm. He has provided strategic planning, marketing, advertising and business development guidance for start-ups as well as national and international companies, including manufacturing, chain retailing, franchising, and healthcare and nonprofit organizations. Akin is an active member of the Fortune Magazine Business Council, Iowa Association of Business and Industry and VentureNet Iowa. He attended Iowa State University.

About Vistage International
Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led, private advisory board meetings. More than 17,000 members in 15 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers and our global network of business leaders.

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