Vistage Chair Neil McLean launches new private advisory board for businesses in Columbia, SC

San Diego, April 20, 2015— Vistage Chair Neil McLean has recently launched a new CEO group in the Columbia, SC market. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. McLean 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 Phil Thomas applauded his success: “Neil, congratulations on a terrific start to your Chair Practice. Activating your group with 12 in place tells everyone you are working hard and effectively. Thanks for all your efforts and welcome to the community of Chairs in the Southeast!”

Neil McLean is CEO and Managing Partner for Sagacious Partners. Sagacious Partners’ expertise includes economic development strategy, industry cluster development, and management consulting. McLean also serves as a Vistage Chair in Columbia, SC. McLean is creator of The Prosperity NavigatorTM, a collaborative process to help leaders grow innovative and entrepreneurial communities. Current clients include EngenuitySC, SC Council on Competitiveness, TDL Council, ITS-SC and involves participants from the private sector, universities, and regional and statewide economic development organizations. McLean received his BS-Engineering and MBA from the University of South Carolina. Neil serves on the Board of Providence Hospital and was named to Columbia Business Monthly’s inaugural “50 Most Influential” in 2011 and 2012.

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