Teresa Bartels Launches New Vistage Group in the Chicago Market

San Diego, November 13, 2013— Vistage Chair Teresa Bartels has recently launched a new chief executive group in Chicago, IL. The new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Bartels is part of a community of more than 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 17,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Best Practice Chair and Mentor Steve Larrick applauded her success: “Teresa has been great to work with because of her professional attitude and warm personality.  She has maintained an upbeat demeanor throughout the past six months and not only do I believe that she will be a great Chair, but she will add a new dimension to the Chicago chair community.”

Teresa has more than 20 years’ experience as a president and business owner with expertise in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas in business services, staffing, healthcare, human services and education, including global experience. She is actively engaged in building stronger communities through her volunteer service with United Way of Lake County, College of Lake County, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, and as a mentor with One Million Degrees in Chicago. Teresa holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Relations from Northern Arizona University, a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership from Dominican University, and an honorary Doctorate from Newman University.

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