Rod Whitson joins the Vistage community as Oklahoma City’s newest Chair of CEO peer advisory groups

Oklahoma City, OK, January 5, 2017 — To launch his latest Chief Executive group in the Oklahoma City market, Vistage Chair Rod Whitson is seeking CEOs and business owners that will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Rod first introduced Vistage to the Oklahoma City market two decades ago, when he successfully built two high-performing CEO groups. He is part of a community of more than 900 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 45,000 members in 35 countries.

When asked about his group build, Rod said, “Vistage is the most comprehensive approach for CEOs to learn and grow. And when CEOs grow, their organizations automatically grow.”

Rod Whitson serves as trusted advisor to CEOs, founders, owners, and other Key Executives. He is a C-level executive who has led strategic growth initiatives in diverse organizations, including as VP of Marketing at Vistage, and as President of The Townsend Agency, where he led successful international strategy for companies including Intel, QUALCOMM, Toshiba, Merck Biopharma, and Dow Pharma. Rod holds an MBA and BS from Oklahoma State University.

To join Rod’s group and the Vistage community, contact him at for membership consideration.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at

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