Rick Warren Launches New Vistage Group in Portland Market

San Diego, February 27, 2014— Vistage Chair Rick Warren has recently launched a chief executive group in the Portland, OR region. The new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Warren is part of a community of more than 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 21,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Mentor Steve Elson applauded his success: “I am very pleased to congratulate Rick on his new group launch. He has been working very hard to make this happen. Rick’s perseverance and willingness to try new marketing techniques will continue to serve him well as he continues the Chairing journey.”

Rick Warren is a corporate business executive with a passion for building high performance teams; product strategy and development; transforming underperforming businesses; managing acquisitions; and growing leadership. Rick remains active in the community, supporting state government, non-profit and for-profit boards focused on improving education, job creation and leadership across the healthcare, technology, software and K-20 education sectors. Rick is an active mentor and coach of high school students through CEOs. Rick earned a B.S. in Electrical & Mechanical Technology from Binghamton University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.

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