Vistage Chair Mark Wellman Launches First Small Business Group in Maine

San Diego, October 1, 2014— Vistage Chair Mark Wellman recently launched a new small business group focused on helping members evaluate opportunities, gain new perspectives and discover a renewed sense of direction. This is the first Vistage group to join the Portland, ME business community. Wellman is part of a larger community comprised of more than 400 Chairs and 21,000 members in 20 countries.

The announcement was made by Vistage Regional Executive Phil Thomas, who applauded his success: “Congratulations Mark, on this significant accomplishment – the launch of the first ever SB Group in the state of Maine! It has been a long, steady effort and you have stuck to it all the way through. Now with other Chairs starting to build in Maine alongside you, we fully expect a thriving cluster of Chairs building and operating in and around the Portland area. Well done, Mark!”

Mark Wellman has a varied and deep portfolio, operating a number of Maine companies in marketing communications, multimedia production, publishing, and commercial photography. As an ad agency owner, Wellman and his team developed and implemented successful marketing communications programs for some of Maine’s top brands. His decision to launch Maine Ahead magazine, dedicated to empowering people in charge, was a natural predecessor to his current work as a Vistage chair. Wellman, who earned a BA in Communications from the University of Maine in Orono, recently met his third granddaughter, a tiny superstar named Audrey.

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