Vistage Chair Carl Arnold launches new chief executive group in San Francisco

San Diego, December 4, 2014— Vistage Chair Carl Arnold recently launched a new chief executive group focused on helping members evaluate opportunities, gain new perspectives and discover a renewed sense of direction. Joining 9 Chairs in the San Francisco area, Arnold is part of a larger community comprised of more than 400 Chairs and 22,000 members in 20 countries.

The announcement was made by Vistage Regional Executive Craig Stevenson, who applauded his success: “Great job, Carl, in your drive and focus on launching your second CE group within a year of launching your very first CE group in San Francisco. Your dedicated attention to your existing members, incoming members and your local Chair community has allowed you to truly excel in such a short period of time. The groups you have built truly represent the real San Francisco business community and the business leaders making an impact across all business sectors. Keep up the great work and really looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for New Orleans!”

As Chairman, CEO, and owner of Milepost Industries and the Arnold Hotel Group, Carl built and led his businesses over an 18 year period to reach $100 million in annualized revenues, before successfully selling. Carl previously was a 7-year Vistage (TEC) member and has strong experience in facilitating meetings. He led the board, executive committee, marketing and operations meetings as well as managing his company of over 2,500 employees. Carl earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver where he majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a Music Minor. He also is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) holding series 7, 66, and 31 licenses, and Health, Life, and Disabilities certificates.

In addition to his two chief executive groups, Arnold is planning to build a key executive group by March, 2015.

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