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 22,000 members in 20 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 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 — 22,000 strong in more than 20 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 in the past five years grew their companies 2.2 times faster than average small and midsize U.S. companies, according to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at

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