Vistage Chair Joan Wright launches new private advisory board for chief executives in Charlotte

San Diego, June 12, 2015— Vistage Chair Joan Wright has recently launched a new chief executive group in the Charlotte, NC market. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Martha Brown, CEO of Tipperary Sales, DBA, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries and a member of Wright’s group, comments: “I’m a new CEO and knowing I have someone like Joan, with 25 years of CEO coaching experience leading me and our group, provides me with great comfort.”

Wright 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 Jim Walsh applauded her success: “Congratulations on your amazing group build efforts. Your members are extremely fortunate to be on this journey with you. I know everyone will benefit from your extraordinary talents and experience. I am proud to be a part of this experience as you work individually and collaboratively in the quest to be more aware, more effective and more productive individuals and leaders.”

Joan O. Wright is the founder and president of O’Sullivan Wright, a 15 year old global firm specializing in executive coaching, succession planning and talent management strategies. She is a nationally recognized Master Certified Coach, author and frequently sought as a speaker on leadership and change. Her broad understanding of individual leadership and organizational development comes from 21 years in Human Resources Management roles with Wachovia (Wells Fargo), Philip Morris, Citicorp, and GE Capital. Wright holds a BA in Sociology (Honors) from Rollins College and a MSW from Boston College.

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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