Vistage Members to be honored at the San Diego Business Journal’s 2015 Women Who Mean Business Awards

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 10, 2015) — Vistage Worldwide, Inc., a global organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, is proud to announce that seven members have been selected for the San Diego Business Journal 2015 Women Who Mean Business Awards:

  • Jennifer Barnes, Pro Back Office, LLC
  • Mary Searcy Bixby, Altus – The Charter School of San Diego
  • Jeanette Bunn, Travel To Go
  • Didi Discar, Carling Communications
  • Melissa Ford, Vektrex Electronic Systems Inc.
  • Amy Lisewski, Finest City Improv
  • Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage Company
  • Carolyn Taylor, Weatherly Asset Management

“Vistage is proud to recognize so many of our members as some of the top business leaders in the San Diego business,” said Lesley Sarkesian, Regional Executive for the Southwest Region of Vistage Worldwide. “Our members are the best in the business and we look forward to honoring them at the awards program.”

Now in its 22nd year, the San Diego Business Journal’s 2015 Women Who Mean Business Awards recognize the top women business leaders who have made significant contributions to San Diego’s economy, culture and social network. The Women Who Mean Business Awards program is now the longest running and one of the largest programs of its kind in the region. Nominees represent every business sector imaginable from education, arts and social services to hospitality, health care and high tech. This year’s program will honor a record-breaking 201 remarkable finalists.

Finalists and winners will be recognized on Nov. 18, at an awards event, and featured in an upcoming issue of the Business Journal.

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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