Vistage Welcomes Leigh Hooker as EVP U.S. Operations

San Diego, August 13, 2015 – Vistage Worldwide, a global organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, has named Leigh Hooker as Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations. In this role, Leigh will be responsible for the overall strategy, leadership and alignment of the Vistage value chain from Chair acquisition through member acquisition and retention.

Leon Shapiro, Chief Executive Office for Vistage said, “We are excited to welcome Leigh into this new role at Vistage. She brings a depth of experience and understands the principles that motivate, inspire and influence business leaders and drive growth.”

Prior to joining Vistage, Leigh served as Chief Operations Officer for MHI Global, where she lead all key operating areas of the business and built a global distribution partner and independent consultant network of over 900 worldwide. Additionally, she served an instrumental role in growing business over 210 percent through organic growth and the acquisition and integration of five organizations.

Leigh joined MHI Global in 2003 from Shell Oil Company. During her tenure with Shell, she held roles of increasing responsibility including territory sales, sales management, strategic planning and head of business development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in political science and a minor in economic theory from Texas A&M University.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 60 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 28,000 members in 26 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 vistage.com.

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