Vistage Chair Phillip Thomas Launches New Private Advisory Board For Chief Executives In Boston, MA

San Diego, September 16, 2015— Vistage Chair Phillip Thomas recently launched a new chief executive group in the Boston, MA market. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Thomas is part of a community of more than 800 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total nearly 21,000 members in 20 countries.

Vistage Executive Vice President of Field Operations, Larry Hawks, applauded his success: “I want to congratulate Phil on launching his CE group! During the time Phil and I worked together, I saw his great passion for our mission and the high impact work Chairs do with their members. Phil brings a wealth of valuable experience to his new group. As always, Phil created and executed his plan on target in alignment with his vision to build a great Chair Practice bringing strong value to his members both personally and professionally. Phil tells me he also plans to launch his new Key Group in record time, which I know he will soon do.”

For the past several years, Phil Thomas served as Senior Vice President and Northeast Regional Executive for Vistage International, the world’s leading CEO development organization. During this time, he has been responsible for significant, record setting membership growth in the eastern half of the United States for Vistage. Phil originally joined Vistage in 2012 as a Boston area Chair and Speaker. His presentations centered on building relationships of trust as the foundation of effective leadership.

His business experience includes serving as the CEO and Founder of several successful high tech firms as well as CEO level leadership at a number of public companies. During his career, he was twice a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. Prior to his business career, Phil served with distinction for eight years as a Naval Intelligence Officer earning consistent top 1% performance reports, selection for early promotion, and other honors.

He earned his BA, Political Science from Brigham Young University and has taken part in additional professional development endeavors including the Masters of Science, Strategic Intelligence Program at the Defense Intelligence Agency and executive development programs at the Stanford and Harvard Business Schools.

Phil loves sports, writing, his daughter and son and 9 grandchildren, and resides with his wife of 35+ years, Sherrine, near Boston in Belmont, MA.

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 -- 21,000 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 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.

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