Vistage Chair Dan Woods launches new private advisory board for chief executives in Effingham, IL

San Diego, July 23, 2015— Vistage Chair Dan Woods has recently launched a new chief executive group in the Effingham, IL market. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Woods is part of a community of more than 800 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 45,000 members in 35 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Rob Knauer applauded his success: “Dan has accomplished something very unique in our region, he has opened up a new market for Vistage! Based in Effingham, IL, Dan has with perseverance, patience, and determination worked diligently to launch his first Vistage CE group. Dan has built a base of very committed new members that will serve as a great foundation upon which to expand his group and Vistage practice. We are deeply appreciative of the commitment Dan has made to introduce the Vistage value proposition to an entirely new geography and business community. We wish Dan great success and warmly welcome him to the Great Lakes Region.”

Dan Woods has extensive experience as a health care as well as economic development Chief Executive Officer in competitive rural and metro markets. His proven ability has lead 3 different hospitals’ vision, strategic planning, and execution resulting in consistent growth of services, market share, and exceptional financial margins. Woods has a BA in Psychology from Blackburn College and a MHSA from the University of Michigan.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
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