Vistage Michigan team.
Real experience fosters
Vistage Michigan Team
Real experience fosters real leadership.
Vistage Michigan is an executive coaching organization that has assembled an experienced management team with a wide range of achievements in different industries and professions.
Dick Beadle is the founder and owner of Vistage Michigan formally, known as TEC Detroit, and was its president for 27 years . He started the first TEC Detroit group in Detroit in 1976.
During his tenure as President of Vistage Michigan the organization, grew from that initial group to eight chairs with more than 135 members. In addition, he launched the KEY Executive Program, Gatekeepers Forum, the TEC Associates Program (TA Group) and introduced strategic planning, financial planning and reporting for Vistage Michigan. In 2002, he relinquished his leadership role to Peggy Beadle in order to devote his energy to business development.
Prior to Vistage, Dick was involved in the field of public education for 15 years, at both the secondary and community college level. He continues to pursue his passion for education today through his active involvement with Cornerstone Schools, a Detroit-based alternative to the public school system. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University and a Master of Education from Wayne State University.
Jane Owen, President/Owner
Jane Owen serves as President of Vistage Michigan. Her primary role is to ensure Vistage Michigan continues to align with its mission: To Increase the Effectiveness and Enhance the Lives of Chief Executives. Owen focuses her efforts on hiring and developing Vistage Chairs in order to effectively coach and lead chief executive peer advisory groups. She values business and personal development and works to provide continued education to the members of Vistage. Jane Owen has been an active Vistage Michigan board member since 2013.
Prior to working at Vistage, Owen worked for the Edw. C. Levy Co. in business and leadership development. She is a certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West and the International Coaching Federation. Along with her coaching certification she is certified in The Leadership Circle Assessments and the Integrative Enneagram IEO Accreditation. She is trained in LEAN, process mapping and ISO 9001. Her work at Levy involved team development and facilitation, leadership coaching, process advising and working with LEAN continuous improvement teams.
Jane Owen is a Magna Cum Laude Oakland University graduate with a Major in Human Resource and Development.
Serena York, Vice President of Operations
Serena York joined Vistage Michigan in April 1997. At Vistage Michigan, Serena holds the Vice President of Operations position and oversees all internal operations with responsibility for general management, finance, marketing, IT, human resource, and service and support functions. Serena reports directly to the President.
Serena works closely with the owners and leadership of Vistage Michigan and has served a key role in improving efficiencies, performance and profitability of the company. She was instrumental in establishing an internal metrics system tracking the company’s operational, marketing, and financial performance.
Previously, Serena served as Assistant Branch Manager of Comerica Bank with a focus on general management and branch operations possessing a thorough knowledge of the Bank’s products and services, policies, procedures and operating systems. Serena is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Major in Marketing.
Donna Renner, Office Coordinator
Donna joined Vistage Michigan team in 2000. As Office Coordinator at Vistage Michigan, Donna oversees the day to day business functions which include general office responsibilities, finances such as Accounts Payable and Receivable, and the support of members.
Donna is the member liaison committed to ensure our members have the full support of both their Chair and the Vistage office staff. Donna is also responsible for the annual Vistage Michigan CEO and KEY Summits.
Donna came from a financial background where she worked with NBD Bank (currently Chase Bank) as an Assistant Manager and then a Relational Banker for 12 years.
Anna Morton, Marketing and Speaker Coordinator
Anna joined Vistage Michigan in August 2003 starting with special projects and eventually took over speaker scheduling and marketing responsibilities.
Anna handles speaker/meeting coordination for all Vistage Michigan groups and marketing events. She is responsible for annual marketing campaigns including planning, selection/creation of materials, tracking of data, conducting events and preparation of marketing campaign status reports as well as managing the Vistage Michigan website.
Anna graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Clothing & Textiles with a concentration in Merchandising and a minor in German. She worked in retail management with Hancock Fabrics and has administrative experience at numerous professional levels.
Janet Keller, Marketing Specialist
Janet Keller joined Vistage Michigan in 2016 bringing a broad and versatile business background to the team. She has experience in marketing and public relations with exposure to a variety of industries. Janet values strong business relationships working as a corporate liaison between our Chair Facilitators and Members.
Janet joined Vistage Michigan to facilitate target marketing campaigns to build new member relationships by providing executive content, research and information. These unique programs align with the Vistage Michigan’s model of creating versatile member groups that contribute a positive experience as a whole.
Janet Keller is a graduate of Baker College with a with a Major in Business Management. She worked for Comerica Bank for 10 years as a Licensed Financial Specialist/Personal Banker. Janet also holds certifications as a Personal Trainer and Corrective Health & Exercise Specialist.